Vandal definition

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A member of a Germanic people that overran Gaul, Spain, and northern Africa in the fourth and fifth centuries ad and sacked Rome in 455.
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The definition of a vandal is a person who willfully or improperly destroys or harms someone's property.

A person who purposefully knocks over a mailbox is an example of a vandal.

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One who willfully or maliciously defaces or destroys public or private property.
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A member of an East Germanic people that ravaged Gaul, Spain, and N Africa and sacked Rome (a.d. 455)
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A person who, out of malice or ignorance, destroys or spoils any public or private property, esp. that which is beautiful or artistic.
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Of the Vandals.
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A person who needlessly destroys or damages other people's property.
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To become a vandal.
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Common misspelling of vandalize.
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Of the particular ancient Germanic tribe.
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Carelessly destructive.
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A member of an ancient east Germanic tribe famous for sacking Rome.
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Of or relating to the Vandals.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vandal
Plural:
vandals

Origin of vandal

  • Latin Vandalus Vandal probably of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition