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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
blond/blonde (=yellowish-white in colour)
▪ long blonde hair and blue eyes
▪ And there was a little blond girl under an umbrella.
▪ On the way he spotted that fat blond girl lingering in the living room.
▪ Kurt Forster was an impressive man, tall and tanned and wiry with fierce green eyes and shaggy blond hair.
▪ On one of them was Blue Mooney, his pale blond hair blown against his cheek as he skidded around the corner.
▪ Blood matted the blond hair, and Lindsey took a deep breath as she leaned closer to peer at the wound.
▪ Minna rang the bell and a small thin woman with blond hair opened the door.
▪ Under the mess, she was fair-complexioned with pale blond hair.
▪ Give him to the Believe-It-or-Not museum, along with a photograph of his eyes and his feathery blond hair.
▪ At that moment she hated the bald guide with her one lock of blond hair curled in the hollow of her nape.
▪ Even with my blond hair and blue eyes, I had that sense of not belonging.
▪ It was then that she noticed a tall blond man busy coaching some young local boys in football.
▪ In the light he turned out to be a wide-faced blond man.
▪ He was the blond man she had first seen when she opened her eyes under the tree.
▪ The blond man was standing up slowly.
▪ The blond man had nodded a greeting to her, and Carol had been aware of his appraising gaze.
▪ A stocky blond man is slowly dealing himself a hand of solitaire on a card table in the living room.
▪ A tall blond man wearing a greatcoat was standing by the glass reception doors, stroking rain and slush from his sleeves.
▪ Sexy young blond women, both committing adultery, turn up as victims early on.
▪ She was a thin pale blond woman who never wore makeup.
▪ There was a blond woman with him who wore heavy eye makeup and a dress made of leather.
▪ When he rode the subway business types and blond women in pretty office wear would move away from him.
▪ At 23 and with just 12 Tests behind him, the blond Aussie is cricket's hottest property right now.
▪ He'd admire his long, blond hair, his bright blue eyes and his perfect white teeth.
▪ He is sitting in one of the curved Scandinavian chairs of blond wood with an orange backing.
▪ He was blond, Ellie was blond and their child was blond.
▪ Minna rang the bell and a small thin woman with blond hair opened the door.
▪ The blond kindergartner was found dead a week later, raped and suffocated.
▪ The blond young man from the back door stepped into the living room; his nose was running grossly and copiously.
▪ The observer lay sprawled across his gun, his blond hair streaming romantically in the wind.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Blonde \Blonde\, n. [F.]

  1. A person of very fair complexion, with light hair and light blue eyes. [Written also blond.]

  2. [So called from its color.] A kind of silk lace originally of the color of raw silk, now sometimes dyed; -- called also blond lace.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., from Old French blont "fair, blond" (12c.), from Medieval Latin blundus "yellow," perhaps from Frankish *blund. If it is a Germanic word, it is possibly related to Old English blonden-feax "gray-haired," from blondan, blandan "to mix" (see blend (v.)). According to Littré, the original sense of the French word was "a colour midway between golden and light chestnut," which might account for the notion of "mixed."\n

\nOld English beblonden meant "dyed," so it is also possible that the root meaning of blonde, if it is Germanic, may be "dyed," as ancient Teutonic warriors were noted for dying their hair. Du Cange, however, writes that blundus was a vulgar pronunciation of Latin flavus "yellow." Another guess (discounted by German etymologists), is that it represents a Vulgar Latin *albundus, from alba "white."\n

\nThe word was reintroduced into English 17c. from French, and was until recently still felt as French, hence blonde (with French feminine ending) for females. Italian biondo, Spanish blondo, Old Provençal blon all are of Germanic origin.\n\nFair hair was much esteemed by both the Greeks and Romans, and so they not only dyed and gold-dusted theirs ..., but also went so far as to gild the hair of their statues, as notably those of Venus de Medici and Apollo. In the time of Ovid (A.U.C. 711) much fair hair was imported from Germany, by the Romans, as it was considered quite the fashionable color. Those Roman ladies who did not choose to wear wigs of this hue, were accustomed to powder theirs freely with gold dust, so as to give it the fashionable yellow tint.

[C. Henry Leonard, "The Hair," 1879]


c.1755 of a type of lace, 1822 of persons; from blond (adj.).

  1. Of a bleached or pale golden (light yellowish) colour. n. 1 A pale yellowish (golden brown) color, especially said of hair color. 2 A person with this hair color. v

  2. To color or dye blond


n. a person with fair skin and hair [syn: blonde]


adj. being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or gray eyes; "blond Scandinavians"; "a house full of light-haired children" [syn: blonde, light-haired] [ant: brunet]


Blond (male), blonde (female), or fair hair, is a hair color characterized by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. The resultant visible hue depends on various factors, but always has some sort of yellowish color. The color can be from the very pale blond (caused by a patchy, scarce distribution of pigment) to reddish "strawberry" blond or golden-brownish ("sandy") blond colors (the latter with more eumelanin). On the Fischer–Saller scale, blond color ranges from A (light blond) to O (dark blond).

Blond (disambiguation)

Blond is a hair color.

Blond or Blondes may also refer to:

  • Blond (surname)
  • Blond, Haut-Vienne, France
  • Blond Bay State Game Reserve, Australia
Blond (band)

Blond was the Swedish boy band that has represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997. In Dublin the band performed the entry " Bara hon älskar mig" which finished in 14th place.

Blond (surname)

Blond is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Nikky Blond (born 1981), Hungarian porn star
  • Phillip Blond (born 1966), director of the UK think tank ResPublica
  • Shelley Blond (20th century), first voice actress for Lara Croft
  • Susan Blond (20th century), publicist

Usage examples of "blond".

Vuitton clutch hung from her elbow and she pushed an expensive Bertini stroller accessorized with an infant whose blond hair matched her own.

The poster of the blond beauty hung on the wall at the foot of his bed, where he could gaze upon her night and day, her smile and her long tanned legs transporting him from his miserable duty in the altiplano, from the garrison in Azatlan.

In the space of just a few minutes she had seen ten armed men carrying suitcases, a sable-garbed woman with two steel hooks for hands, and now a diamond-studded blond followed by a hulking, apish brute of a man.

She wore white pants and a Barble T-shirt, and her long blond hair was held back from her face with pink plastic clips.

Under the picture, a lock of tightly coiled blond hair was secured beneath a beveled crystal.

She glanced defiantly at Binny, impishly at Jossie, and with a determined nod of her blond curly head, expectantly turned to me.

At court some people envied my familiarity with the emperor, the bishop of Speyer, for example, and a certain Count Ditpold, whom everyone called the Bishopess, perhaps because he had the blond hair and rosy cheeks of a maiden.

Monica and Howard had stationed themselves by the baggage carousels and they waved enthusiastically as she appeared, Monica a lot blonder and Howard only slightly balder.

Etienne Vascogne, and the taller, blonder, and slimmer form of his assistant chief of security, Helga Litwack.

Her hair grew paler, blond and blonder, until it was almost a white blond.

Her hair was blonder than God had ever intended, and her skin was darkly and evenly tanned which made her perfect teeth seem even whiter when she smiled.

Several of the blonder workers had shed their shirts in defiance of the tropical sun.

They seemed wound into a cocoon of blond hair and ubiquitous, dry kisses: once or twice she may have brought in a Bondel girl to assist.

It was a smallish, blond man the stranger wanted, a young man, a borderer, the rider of the horse that imaged himself as fire, pain and dark: those who knew Stuart called the creature Burn.

Expecting Brule, it was disconcerting to see instead a tall, lean figure whose youthfully graceful shoulders and blond hair she instantly recognized.