MEANING: verb tr.: To willfully damage another’s property.

ETYMOLOGY: After Vandals, a Germanic tribe who overran Gaul, Spain, and northern Africa, and in 455 CE sacked Rome. Earliest documented use: 1800.

VAN-DYALIZE - to treat for severe kidney disease in a mobile vehicle

VINDALIZE - to marinate (usually meat) in spices, vinegar and garlic

VANDA-LIKE - harpsichord music played in the manner of Frau Landovska