blond

adjective
\ ˈbländ How to pronounce blond (audio) \
variants: or blonde

Definition of blond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of a flaxen, golden, light auburn, or pale yellowish-brown color blond hair also : having blond hair a blond man spelled blond when used of a boy or man and often blonde when used of a girl or woman
2a : of a light color
b : of the color blond
c : made light-colored by bleaching blond wood table

blond

noun
variants: or blonde

Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person having blond hair spelled blond when used of a boy or man and usually blonde when used of a girl or womana tall, blue-eyed blonda natural blonde
2 : a light yellowish brown to dark grayish yellow

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Other Words from blond

Adjective

blondish \ ˈblän-​dish How to pronounce blond (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for blond

Synonyms: Adjective

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Examples of blond in a Sentence

Adjective She has blonde highlights in her hair. His hair was dyed blond. She was blonde as a child. a table made of blond wood
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In her honest new memoir, Open Book, Jessica Simpson stripped away the glamour associated with the blond hair, the clothing empire, and the early-2000s radio hits. Glamour, "Our Favorite Glamour Stories of 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 Zengel is now twelve years old, and what’s remarkable is that, though armed with blond hair, blue eyes, and, God help us, freckles, she is formidably uncute throughout the film. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Movies That Mattered in 2020," 24 Dec. 2020 He is described as standing 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Boaz police looking for 17-year-old," 17 Dec. 2020 The alert described the suspect as an 18- to 19-year-old male with short blond hair wearing a black hoodie and grey pants. Salma Reyes, The Arizona Republic, "Police investigating two armed robberies near ASU Tempe campus," 17 Nov. 2020 Dennis has blond hair and blue eyes and weighs 20 pounds. oregonlive, "Baby may be at risk after going missing with parents, state child welfare authorities say," 24 Oct. 2020 Yet beneath the blond hair, chiseled facade and muscular physique beat a singularly soft heart. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Paul Hornung was successful on the field, but the 'Golden Boy' also excelled at generosity," 20 Nov. 2020 But come game time, Bristowe floated in a white dress, her blond hair unleashed, Chigvintsev's shirt showing utter disdain for buttons. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'DWTS' recap: 'Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe channels personal tragedy, two contestants cruelly cut down," 17 Nov. 2020 Farrah Fawcett was in with the hair and my sister always had the long blond hair. Jamie Yuccas, CBS News, "Young murder victim helps solve her own cold case nearly 40 years later," 7 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The crowds of children upset him, blonder than the blondest American blond. Elizabeth Mccracken, Harpers Magazine, "The Souvenir Museum," 5 Jan. 2021 Of course, taking the big blond out of UCLA with the first pick in ’89 wasn’t exactly a reach. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "History tells us to believe Jerry Jones won’t use a top pick on a QB — no matter how ‘crazy’ it may seem," 13 Nov. 2020 Improbably, both were perfectly tan in the dead of winter, their whipping ponytails the same shade of buttered-toast blond. Ruth S. Barrett, The Atlantic, "Rich Parents Went All In on Lacrosse. And Squash. And Water Polo.," 17 Oct. 2020 His call-and-response to Fritz, the absurd blond Labradoodle next door who yelps from the window of the first floor of the pale yellow colonial. New York Times, "‘Drifts,’ by Kate Zambreno: An Excerpt," 19 May 2020 Eventually, the blond Caesar brought us mugs of instant coffee, made lukewarm and sickly with too much perfumed liqueur. Douglas Stuart, The New Yorker, "Found Wanting," 6 Jan. 2020 The Portuguese presence in West Africa was limited at first to their trading posts and missions, but in 1571, Sebastian of Portugal — a pouty blond with firm calves — ordered the conquest and subjugation of all of Ndongo. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Njinga," 4 Oct. 2019 Portraits reveal a good-looking young man with, like Harry, strawberry-blond hair and a ruddy complexion. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Fractured Fairy Tale," 13 Apr. 2020 Instead, Debbie renews her ties with nightclub owner Lou (Blanchett, rocking peroxide-blond bangs and aviator shades), who used to be her confidante and partner, in possibly more than one sense. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett pull off an enjoyable, low-fizz heist in 'Ocean's 8'," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of blond

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blond

Adjective and Noun

Anglo-French blunt, blound, masculine, blounde, feminine

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The first known use of blond was in the 15th century

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15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Blond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blond. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for blond

blond

adjective
How to pronounce blond (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of a yellow or very light brown color also : having blond hair
: of a very light color

blond

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person who has yellow or very light brown hair

blond

adjective
variants: or blonde \ ˈbländ \
blonder; blondest

Kids Definition of blond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of a golden or pale yellowish brown color blond hair
2 : having hair of a light color a blond boy

blond

noun
variants: or blonde

Kids Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone with golden or pale yellowish brown hair

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