blond

[ blond ]
/ blɒnd /

adjective, blond·er, blond·est.

(of hair, skin, etc.) light-colored: the child's soft blond curls.
(of a person) having light-colored hair and skin.
(of furniture wood) light in tone.

noun

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

Origin of blond

1475–85; < Middle French blonde blond, light brown, feminine of blond < Germanic; akin to Old English blondenfeax grayhaired, Latin flāvus yellow (see flavo-)

Related forms

blond·ness, nounblond·ish, adjective

Can be confused

blond blonde (see usage note at blonde)

Usage note

See blonde.
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British Dictionary definitions for blondness

blond

/ (blɒnd) /

adjective

(of men's hair) of a light colour; fair
(of a person, people or a race) having fair hair, a light complexion, and, typically, blue or grey eyes
(of soft furnishings, wood, etc) light in colour

noun

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

Derived Forms

blondness, noun

Word Origin for blond

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

usage

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
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