- a short, pointed beard.
Origin of Vandyke beard
First recorded in 1890–95
Also called Vandyke, vandyke.
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Examples from the Web for vandyke beard
Charles I. wore the Vandyke-beard, made familiar to us by the great artist.At the Sign of the Barber's Pole
- a short pointed beardOften shortened to: Vandyke
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