Meaning of Vandyke in English:


Pronunciation /vanˈdʌɪk/


(also vandyke)
  • 1A broad lace or linen collar with an edge deeply cut into large points (in imitation of a style frequently depicted in portraits by Sir Anthony Van Dyck), fashionable in the 18th century.

    neckband, choker
    1. 1.1Each of a number of large deep-cut points on the border or fringe of a garment or piece of material.
  • 2

    (also Vandyke beard)
    A neat, pointed beard.

    ‘with his moustache and Vandyke he is practically unrecognizable’
    • ‘He had a mustache and a Vandyke beard, and he often wore a high collar with a plain white bow tie.’
    • ‘He sports a Vandyke beard and flashes a mischievous grin that gives him the look of a swashbuckler, though he's more adept with a torque wrench than a rapier.’
    • ‘His long, flowing locks framed a handsome face, and his neatly trimmed Vandyke beard and mustache were familiar from the image on many coins and from portraits.’
    • ‘His thick mop of hair was pure white, as was his neat little Vandyke beard.’
    • ‘He has a gray mustache and one of those tiny Vandyke beards.’
    • ‘He had short curly black hair and a badly trimmed Vandyke.’
    facial hair, whiskers, stubble, designer stubble, five o'clock shadow, bristles


(also vandyke)
  • Denoting a style of garment or decorative design associated with the portraits of Van Dyck.

    ‘a Vandyke handkerchief’
    • ‘Lady Charlotte sat for the artist-wearing a Vandyke dress of white satin.’
    • ‘The Little Lord Fauntleroy consisted of a velvet jacket and matching knickerbockers with contrasting trim and a Vandyke collar and cuffs.’