Mayor Bloomberg agreed that the “vandal” must be caught and charged with vandalism.
Congratulations," reads Letterbombing.com in its welcoming headline, "You're about to become an Internet vandal.
The vandal struck her a stunning blow with the butt end of the pistol—all in vain.
Luce paused in her task of placing the knives and forks to look at the vandal.
Some second vandal hath reduced her pride, And with one big recoil hath thrown her back To primitive barbarity.
Some vandal has broken nearly every pane of glass in the house!
He went down there like a vandal to sell the heirlooms and pictures which had belonged to his family for generations.
“We shall but exchange a Goth for a vandal,” his wife replied.
The same unalterable resolution must have dominated Geneseric, the vandal, when he prepared for his fourteen days sacking of Rome.
It roused the vandal in him—he longed to break her, mar her.
1660s, "willful destroyer of what is beautiful or venerable," from Vandals, name of the Germanic tribe that sacked Rome in 455 under Genseric, from Latin Vandalus (plural Vandali), from the tribe's name for itself (Old English Wendlas), from Proto-Germanic *Wandal- "Wanderer."
There does not seem to be in the story of the capture of Rome by the Vandals any justification for the charge of willful and objectless destruction of public buildings which is implied in the word 'vandalism.' It is probable that this charge grew out of the fierce persecution which was carried on by [the Vandal king] Gaiseric and his son against the Catholic Christians, and which is the darkest stain on their characters. ["Encyclopaedia Britannica," 13th ed., 1926]