Definition of blonde in English:

blonde

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Pronunciation: /blɒnd
 
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adjective

noun

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  • 1A woman with blonde hair.
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    • Who typically has more hair: blondes, brunettes or redheads?
    • Because he repainted often, he was always calling personnel ordering up fresh blondes, brunettes or redheads.
    • Some people like blondes, brunettes or red heads.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The colour of blonde hair: her hair was yellow—not any shade of blonde, but yellow
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    • His hair was coloured a very dark blonde, almost brown, and was at medium length.
    • But here she was, her hair bleached blonde wearing an extraordinary ensemble and as I found out almost totally unrecognisable.
    • It was a small average sized girl with long blonde plaited hair with random purple and indigo streaks in it.

Derivatives

blondish

adjective
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  • The man in question he said was about 170 centimetres tall, of fairly solid build, with short blondish beach-coloured hair.
  • His mother smiled, her curly blondish hair seeming the perfect frame for her youthful, forty-year-old face.
  • His blondish brown hair was shaggy, and hung down to his glasses.

blondness

noun
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  • Nor would you have said anything similar in this country during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, whose portraits over the years increasingly exaggerated the blondness of her hair.
  • Simultaneously, however, a battle over the symbolism of blondness was taking place in other parts of Europe where the Virgin Mary was being portrayed as a blonde.
  • Her blondness came mostly from a bottle, but she had been such a sweetly pretty little girl with blonde ringlets that some of the older townspeople still called her Goldilocks.

Origin

late 15th century: from French blond, blonde, from medieval Latin blundus 'yellow', perhaps from Germanic.

Usage

The alternative spellings blonde and blond correspond to the feminine and masculine forms in French, but in English the distinction is not always made, as English does not have such distinctions of grammatical gender. Thus, blond woman or blonde woman , blond man or blonde man are all used. The word is more commonly used of women, though, and in the noun the spelling is typically blonde. In American usage the usual spelling is blond for both adjective and noun.

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