- a head of very light blond, almost white hair.
- a person with such hair.
- a sand bar in a river, especially a sand bar with a stand of cottonwood trees.
Origin of towhead
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Examples from the Web for towheaded
During the ceremony, she was surrounded by 15 towheaded flower girls, each in a white eyelet dress and flower crown.Meet Lottie Moss, Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old Sister and Future Model
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Born somewhere in the immensity of Whitechapel, 29 towheaded, round-faced.The Bill-Toppers
The fellow was pale of eye, towheaded; he appeared to be good natured but of little intelligence.
Meantime his long-legged, towheaded son had come from within and stood gaping behind his father.The Girl and The Bill</p>
- (of a person) having blond or yellowish hair
- a person with blond or yellowish hair
- a head of such hair
from tow ² (flax)
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Word Origin and History for towheaded
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