Definition of towhead in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtōˌhed/


1A head of tow-colored or very blond hair.
Example sentences
  • Fox concluded: ‘In his yellow sweater and beltless blue double-knits, his towhead catching the slanting light, there can be no denying he is the predator.’
1.1A person with very blond hair.
Example sentences
  • The truth was, he wore ‘knickers’ for the same reason Jerry Pate used to swan dive into water hazards, to distinguish himself from an infinite number of towheads.
  • I think it was Peter Mel who told me that his PWC used a four-stroke engine, and I'm sure that many towheads will be switching to them in the near future.
  • Now when Gehrig, who is 9, visits them, he represents life, a strong, handsome towhead.



Pronunciation: /ˈtōˌhedəd/
Example sentences
  • ‘That's an American car,’ says a towheaded grade-schooler, nodding toward an orange Chevy Monte Carlo nearby.
  • During the spring, summer, and fall, young and healthy women blade along the town's paved trails, pushing before them expensive, large-wheeled contraptions in which sit small, towheaded children.
  • He's a towheaded little boy, with brown hair, and soft blue eyes.

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Syllabification: tow·head

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