Definition of blonde adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//blɒnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//blɑːnd//
    (also blond) In British English it is usual to spell this word blonde when writing about a woman or girl and blond when writing about a man or boy, although the spelling blonde is sometimes used for men and boys too. In American English the spelling blond is often preferred for either sex. Blonde may be used to describe a woman’s hair, but it is sometimes considered offensive to refer to a woman as ‘a blonde’ because hair colour should not define what a person is like. Hair colour
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  1. 1   (of hair) pale gold in colour See related entries: Hair colour
  2. 2  (of a person) having blonde hair a small, blond boy See related entries: Hair colour
  3. Word Originlate 17th cent. (earlier as blond): from French, feminine of blond, from medieval Latin blundus ‘yellow’, perhaps from Germanic. Wordfinderauburn, blonde, dark, fair, ginger, grey, jet black, mousy, redhead, sandy
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