Definition of blonde in English:

blonde

adjective

  • 1(chiefly of hair) fair or pale yellow.

    ‘her long blonde hair’
    ‘I had my hair dyed blonde’
    • ‘He was about six feet tall with wavy blonde hair and fair skin.’
    • ‘I was expecting a very large old woman with a stick and bleached blond hair.’
    • ‘Cora was a short and unnaturally skinny pale girl with silvery blonde hair and cerulean blue eyes.’
    • ‘He had the same pale face and white blonde hair that he had.’
    • ‘She had pale blonde hair pulled into a bun and large hazel eyes.’
    • ‘He had light yellow eyes and long blond hair tied back as well.’
    • ‘It managed to compliment her pale skin and golden blond hair.’
    • ‘His blue eyes narrowed as his high-planed face hardened, and even his bleached blond hair seemed to bristle.’
    • ‘Her long blonde hair was so pale that it was nearly silver.’
    • ‘His pale, blond hair stuck out unkemptly, almost looking silvery under the dim light.’
    • ‘When she finally found her seat (it was in the front row), a pale girl with long blonde hair looked up and nodded at her.’
    • ‘He had soft blonde hair and fair, freckled skin.’
    • ‘With her bleach blond hair and pale skin, she looks like a reincarnate of Marilyn Monroe in army boots.’
    • ‘She swept her blonde hair into her pale yellow shower cap and got under the steamy water.’
    • ‘Ford dug his hands into the blond fur around its neck to hold on.’
    • ‘Her eyes are a beautiful dark blue that stand out against her pale skin and blonde hair.’
    • ‘Her pale blonde hair fell down her back, in a straight fall.’
    • ‘They are tiny, maybe a year old, and both have fair blonde hair and pale skin.’
    • ‘She had pale, ashy blonde hair, of frail build with fair skin and sky blue eyes.’
    • ‘They slashed at his legs and horse, and Julius plunged his sword into the nearest man, a beast covered in blond fur.’
    fair, light, light-coloured, light-toned, yellow, flaxen, tow-coloured, strawberry blonde, yellowish, golden, silver, silvery, platinum, ash blonde
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    1. 1.1 Having hair of a fair or pale yellow colour.
      ‘a tall blonde woman’
      • ‘Isabella's cheeks heightened in color, but the blond man did not take any notice.’
      • ‘You've taught me a lot about the harmony of colours and I can see that I'm blonde.’
      • ‘The blonde man was thrown backwards of his horse; dark coloured steed that refused to panic in the following chaos.’
      • ‘I mean, it's bad enough the media portrays that we should be blonde, blue-eyed and skinny.’
      • ‘Of course I was a blue-eyed blonde baby.’
      • ‘Which I don't really need to do anyway, thanks to Father's blond genes.’
      • ‘With its blue-eyed, blonde haired leads, does the film cast a slight Aryan look?’
      • ‘Besides she is blond, and that's my colouring too.’
      • ‘Oh, he had Sean's coloring, being blond and grey-eyed, but his face was a little rougher around the edges.’
      fair-haired, light-haired, golden-haired, tow-headed
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    2. 1.2 Having fair hair and a light complexion (especially when regarded as a racial characteristic)
      ‘she was blonde and blue-eyed, but she wore her hair in the same kind of weave as the black women’
      • ‘Laughing and giggling, she tagged the light skin of the blond child, then turned and raced the other way.’
      • ‘It really didn't matter what you looked like - you could be blonde, blue-eyed or dark-skinned, dark-haired.’

noun

  • 1A woman with blonde hair.

    • ‘A swarm of blonds enters, catching whatever light there is in the ringlets of their hair.’
    • ‘She was a blonde with shoulder-length hair and was listening to music at the same time.’
    • ‘In the end, they both pursue - and win over - beautiful blonds who fall in love with their inner sweetness.’
    • ‘Benji likes dumb blonds, not smart artistic girls.’
    • ‘The normally cheerful blond felt chilled by the expression on Lukas' face.’
    • ‘Most of the women had dark hair - a few were blondes.’
    • ‘I knew that I had thin hair as oppose to my mother's thick wavy hair, but we were both blonds, even if I was a natural platinum blond.’
    • ‘On the museum's main floor, you can visit the technicolored rooms where Factor worked his makeup magic, one each for ‘brownettes,’ brunettes, blonds, and redheads.’
    • ‘I've lost them to the perfect blonds with their shiny, shiny hair.’
    • ‘Some people like blondes, brunettes or red heads.’
    • ‘Within seconds I was being pulled by all these blonds into a corner.’
    • ‘Aria is also medium height but she is a blonde with wavy hair that falls just below her shoulders.’
    • ‘We had all these blonds on the show, but it's really taken a redhead to put him in his place.’
    • ‘Alyssa pointed to a guy who was a blonde with spiky hair and dark gray eyes.’
    • ‘Deep navy, in contrast, is less demanding, and leaves a bit more colour in a blonde's cheeks.’
    • ‘I think Asian guys must have a thing for blonds since they've all got this jet-black hair.’
    • ‘However, blondes and redheads usually have more hair follicles than do people with darker hair.’
    • ‘Out of two brunettes, and five fake blonds, that's and accomplishment, and it gives me a bit of camouflage when I want to disappear.’
    • ‘Brunettes, blondes and redheads adorned the covers in equal proportion, but all had long and luxurious tresses.’
    • ‘I only really meant the blonds that you attract.’
    • ‘Surprisingly most truths about blonds are true.’
    • ‘So finally, do you prefer blondes or brunettes?’
    • ‘Well he thinks that I am a blonde deep down, even if my natural hair colour is brown.’
    • ‘Rick half-turned to look at the screaming woman, a tarted-up blonde with teased hair and flashing red earrings.’
    • ‘Because he repainted often, he was always calling personnel ordering up fresh blondes, brunettes or redheads.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, this is a big week for finding out that people whom you thought were brunettes are actually natural blondes.’
    • ‘Frankly, they're really only safe on fairer skin types, such as blonds, redheads with blue, green eyes.’
    • ‘I wondered whether the myth that blondes are tartier then brunettes stems from the fact they actually need to wear more make-up?’
    • ‘I had met women of all shapes and sizes; blondes, brunettes and redheads, some bubbly, some serious, some supremely confident, others slightly hesitant.’
    • ‘‘Of course, when it comes to brains, there really is no difference between blonds and redheads,’ he said mockingly and the whole courtroom broke into laughter.’
    • ‘He was sick of blonds with ten-foot legs and pouty lips.’
    • ‘Who typically has more hair: blondes, brunettes or redheads?’
    • ‘However, some are blue-eyed blondes, have red hair, or even look Middle-Eastern.’
    • ‘In some portraits she has short dark hair, in one she's an elegant blonde.’
    • ‘However those with fair skin, especially blonds or those with red or light brown hair and blue, green or gray eyes, are most susceptible as they tend to burn easily.’
    • ‘I rolled my eyes in mock exaggeration, then returned her smile. ‘Yeah, too bad blonds aren't my type.’’
    • ‘As a trucker stops for a red light, a blonde catches up.’
    • ‘She was with seven other men, three blonds, three brunettes and a bald guy, who were all vying for her attention.’
    • ‘They say that blonds are dumb but I'm a guy, so that doesn't count, does it?’
    • ‘When I said that thing about blonds being dumb, I really don't mean it!’
    1. 1.1mass noun The colour of blonde hair.
      ‘her hair was yellow—not any shade of blonde, but yellow’
      • ‘His hair is sandy blonde with silver highlights, fading to white naturally.’
      • ‘I just got home from my hair appointment and my hair is now a beautiful shade of blonde that I just adore.’
      • ‘Once my hair was completely pale blonde again, I titled my face upward to wash away the smeared make-up.’
      • ‘His hair was naturally dirty blonde, and he had spiked it up with some green tips.’
      • ‘They range in colours from black to lightest blonde with varying shades of ash, gold, beige, red-violet copper and auburn.’
      • ‘His hair was coloured a very dark blonde, almost brown, and was at medium length.’
      • ‘It was a small average sized girl with long blonde plaited hair with random purple and indigo streaks in it.’
      • ‘They've had their hair dyed or highlighted blonde so many times that they start to think they're the sun and that everything revolves around them.’
      • ‘Caramel blonde is expensive to maintain - it's more moneyed than honeyed.’
      • ‘But here she was, her hair bleached blonde wearing an extraordinary ensemble and as I found out almost totally unrecognisable.’
      • ‘Even at nearly fifty, her hair was still wheat blonde without more than a minimal hint of gray and her caramel brown eyes as bright as her daughters.’
      • ‘His hair was dark blonde, almost brown, and his eyes were a clear steady grey.’
      • ‘Her natural hair was dirty blonde, but she had it dyed a natural red with black streaks and black underneath.’
      • ‘She was only five foot, and had black hair with bleach blonde bangs.’
      • ‘His strands of hair were tied back by a dark string yet his hair shown bright whitish blonde.’
      • ‘His eyes were a grayish blue and his hair bright blonde, sandy rather.’
      • ‘I look and see the most perfect shade of golden blonde that I could have chosen.’
      • ‘His natural hair color was dirty blonde, just a little lighter than mine.’
      • ‘I swear every time I see her, her hair looks more and more blonde, I wish my hair would be that blonde again.’
      • ‘Mel's hair was bleach blonde and her eyes were sparkling green.’

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

Origin

Late 15th century: from French blond, blonde, from medieval Latin blundus ‘yellow’, perhaps from Germanic.

Pronunciation

blonde

/blɒnd/