- a short, pointed beard.
Origin of Vandyke beard
or vandyke collar
- a wide collar of lace and linen with the edge formed into scallops or deep points.
Examples from the Web for vandyke
“From the start it was a collaborative effort,” VanDyke says.
And VanDyke and Fischer had dinner with war correspondent Steven Sotloff mere weeks before he was kidnapped.
VanDyke confirmed the attack on his website, writing that SEA had emailed him a blackmail threat.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad
Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy
October 17, 2014
Vandyke, Reynolds, Titian—he deemed these the great triumvirate of portraiture.Art in England
He was, as she had described him, very much like a Vandyke picture.Bird of Paradise
The house dates from 1721, and has some good pictures by Holbein, Vandyke, and Reynolds.The Cornwall Coast
Arthur L. Salmon
Mr. Vandyke called upon the clerk to put the preceding question.Robert Toombs
Pleasant A. Stovall
Vandyke brown is used to color the filler, if none but natural color is to be had.Mission Furniture
H. H. Windsor
- a short pointed beardOften shortened to: Vandyke
- a large white collar with several very deep pointsOften shortened to: Vandyke
Word Origin and History for 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.