1. vandal One who willfully or maliciously defaces or destroys public or private property.
2. 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.
[Latin Vandalus, Vandal, probably of Germanic origin.]
Van·dalic (văn-dălĭk) adj.
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