blond

adj. & n.
—adj.
1 (of hair) light-coloured; fair.
2 (of the complexion, esp. as an indication of race) light-coloured.
—n. a person, esp. a man, with fair hair and skin.
Derivatives:
blondish adj. blondness n.
Etymology: ME f. F f. med.L blondus, blundus yellow, perh. of Gmc orig.

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blonde [blonde blondes] adjective, noun [blɒnd] [blɑːnd]
adjective (also blond) In British English it is usual to spell this word blonde when writing about a woman or girl and blond when writing about a man or boy, although the spelling blonde is sometimes used for men and boys too. In American English the spelling blond is often preferred for either sex. Blonde may be used to describe a woman's hair, but it is sometimes considered offensive to refer to a woman as ‘a blonde’ because hair colour is not a whole person.
1. (of hair) pale gold in colour
2. (of a person) having blonde hair

a small, blond boy

 
Word Origin:
late 17th cent. (earlier as blond): from French, feminine of blond, from medieval Latin blundus ‘yellow’, perhaps from Germanic.
 
noun (sometimes offensive)
a woman with hair that is pale gold in colour

Is she a natural blonde

(= Is her hair naturally blonde)

?

Word Origin:
late 17th cent. (earlier as blond): from French, feminine of blond, from medieval Latin blundus ‘yellow’, perhaps from Germanic.  
Example Bank:

She was slender and a natural blonde.

She's not just a dumb blonde.

a tall strawberry blonde with stunning legs

 

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blond
obs. variant of bland v.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • blond — blond …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Blond — and blonde redirect here. For other uses, see Blond (disambiguation) and blonde (disambiguation). Blond or blonde (see below) or fair hair is a hair color characterized by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. The resultant visible hue… …   Wikipedia

  • blond — blond, blonde [ blɔ̃, blɔ̃d ] adj. et n. • 1080; p. ê. germ. °blund I ♦ 1 ♦ Se dit du poil, des cheveux de l homme, de la couleur naturelle la plus claire, proche du jaune. ⇒ doré. Les cheveux blonds des Nordiques. Cheveux blonds décolorés,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Blond — (dt. franz. „hell“) bezeichnet einen Farbton zwischen gelblich und bräunlich, im alltäglichen Sprachgebrauch fast ausschließlich eine Haarfarbe. Etwa zwei Prozent der Weltbevölkerung sind (im weitesten Sinne) blond.[1] Frauen mit hellem Haar… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blond — blond, blonde (blon, blon d ; le d ne se lie que dans la prononciation soutenue : le blond Apollon, dites : le blon t Apollon ; au pluriel l s se lie : les blonds et les bruns, dites : les blon z et les bruns) adj. 1°   Qui est d une couleur… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • blond — BLOND, ONDE. adj. Qui est d une couleur moyenne entre le doré et le châtain clair. Il se dit particulièrement par rapport à la couleur des cheveux et du poil. Poil blond. Des cheveux blonds. La barbe blonde. Une perruque blonde. Un homme blond.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • blond — BLOND, Ă, blonzi, de, adj. (Despre păr) De culoare deschisă, gălbui, galben, bălai, codalb. ♦ (Despre oameni) Care are păr de culoare deschisă; bălai, blondin. ♦ (Substantivat) Persoană cu păr şi cu ten de culoare deschisă; bălan. ♢ Bere blondă …   Dicționar Român

  • blond — BLOND, [bl]onde. Couleur qui tire sur le jaune, il ne se dit proprement que des personnes, de leurs cheveux, ou de leur poil. Un homme blond. le poil blond. des cheveux blonds. une barbe blonde. une perruque blonde, C est une couleur plus claire… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • blond — blond, blonde These two forms retain a trace of the grammatical gender they have in French, since blonde is normally used (as a noun and an adjective) of a woman. With blond, however, the distinction is less clear cut: a blond, or a blond person …   Modern English usage

  • blond — Adj std. (13. Jh., Standard 17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. blond gleicher Bedeutung. Im 13. Jh. üblich im Zusammenhang mit (Tristan und) Isolde, wo es praktisch Namensbestandteil ist; als Adjektiv erst im 17. Jh. üblich. Täterbezeichnung… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • blond — [blɔnt] <Adj.>: a) (vom Haar) gelblich; golden schimmernd: blonde Locken; das Haar blond färben. b) blonde Haare habend: ein blondes Mädchen; er ist ganz blond. Syn.: ↑ golden. Zus.: aschblond, dunkelblond, goldblond, hellblond, mittelblond …   Universal-Lexikon

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