Definition of towhead in US English:



  • 1A head of tow-colored or very blond hair.

    • ‘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. 1.1 A person with very blond hair.
      • ‘Now when Gehrig, who is 9, visits them, he represents life, a strong, handsome towhead.’
      • ‘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.’