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  1. (of hair, skin, etc.) light-colored: the child's soft blond curls.

  2. (of a person) having light-colored hair and skin.

  1. (of furniture wood) light in tone.

  1. a blond person.

  2. silk lace, originally unbleached but now often dyed any of various colors, especially white or black.

Origin of blond

First recorded in 1475–85; from Middle French blonde “blond, light brown,” feminine of blond, from Germanic; akin to Old English blondenfeax “gray-haired,” Latin flāvus “yellow” (see flavo-)

usage note For blond

See blonde.

Other words from blond

  • blondness, noun
  • blondish, adjective

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How to use blond in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blond


/ (blɒnd) /

  1. (of men's hair) of a light colour; fair

  2. (of a person, people or a race) having fair hair, a light complexion, and, typically, blue or grey eyes

  1. (of soft furnishings, wood, etc) light in colour

  1. a person, esp a man, having light-coloured hair and skin

Origin of blond

C15: from Old French blond, probably of Germanic origin; related to Late Latin blundus yellow, Italian biondo, Spanish blondo

usage For blond

Although blond and blonde correspond to masculine and feminine forms in French, this distinction is not consistently made in English. Blonde is the commoner form both as a noun and an adjective, and is more frequently used to refer to women than men. The less common variant blond occurs usually as an adjective, occasionally as a noun, and is the preferred form when referring to men with fair hair

Derived forms of blond

  • blondness, noun

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