Vandyke beard

  1. a short, pointed beard.

Origin of Vandyke beard

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby Vandyke beard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Vandyke beard in a sentence

  • He, also, had changed his attire, and looked very handsome in his curling Vandyke beard of the cut which artists affect.

    The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • A mustache and a short Vandyke beard partially covered a mouth inclined to weakness.

  • His pale, almost bloodless lips were set in rigid lines over his finely chiseled, birdlike beak with its aggressive Vandyke beard.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
  • He wore a close, sharp-pointed Vandyke beard, and his gold-bridge glasses sat at almost right angles upon his nose.

    Twelve Men | Theodore Dreiser
  • Only one person was here—a small, bright-eyed man, with thick Vandyke beard and sinewy though small frame.

    Cord and Creese | James de Mille

British Dictionary definitions for Vandyke beard

Vandyke beard

/ (ˈvændaɪk) /

  1. a short pointed beard: Often shortened to: Vandyke

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