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Vandyke beard

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noun
  1. a short, pointed beard.

Origin of Vandyke beard

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called Vandyke, vandyke.
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Historical Examples

  • Charles I. wore the Vandyke-beard, made familiar to us by the great artist.

    At the Sign of the Barber's Pole

    William Andrews


British Dictionary definitions for vandyke beard

Vandyke beard

noun
  1. a short pointed beardOften shortened to: Vandyke
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