- 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 towhead
Turn the page, and there, in fresh ginghams, would be mom, baking pies with one hand while patting her towhead with the other.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon
Robert Sam Anson
March 1, 2014
It warn't no towhead that you could float by in ten minutes.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Pleased and surprised to have escaped, the towhead withdrew.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
"Peterson didn't say nothin' about th' snag or th' towhead," he growled.Bring Me His Ears
Clarence E. Mulford
As we dropped below the Towhead, the Boy, for once silent, wistfully gazed astern.Afloat on the Ohio
Reuben Gold Thwaites
Minnie nodded her towhead toward a weather-beaten house of two rooms across the street.The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation
Annie Fellows Johnston
- a person with blond or yellowish hair
- a head of such hair
from tow ² (flax)
Word Origin and History for towhead
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper