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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Willful or malicious destruction of public or private property.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said property.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The spirit or conduct of the Vandals; ferocious cruelty; hostility to the arts and literature, or willful destruction or defacement of any object of beauty or value.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The conduct of Vandals.
  • n. [lowercase] Wilful or ignorant destruction of artistic or literary treasures; hostility to or irreverence or contempt for what is beautiful or venerable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others

Etymologies

After the East Germanic tribe of the Vandals, which looted Rome in 455. (Wiktionary)

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