[ van-dahyk ]
/ vænˈdaɪk /


Sir Anthony. Van Dyck, Sir Anthony.
Printing. a proof having white lines on a brown ground or vice versa, made from a negative for a plate.

Also van·dyke (for defs 2, 3). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for anthony vandyke



"short, pointed beard," 1894, from the style shown on portraits by Flemish painter Anton Van Dyck (1599-1641); earlier "a type of collar with a deep cut edge" (1755) also from a style depicted in his paintings.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper