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 woman a tall, blue-eyed blonda natural blonde
2 : a light yellowish brown to dark grayish yellow

Other Words from blond

Adjective

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

Synonyms for blond

Synonyms: Adjective

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Police believe Vicky White — who is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 145 pounds — may have darkened her blond hair. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 6 May 2022 The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said DaShawn is biracial with blond hair and brown eyes, and would be 14 today. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 6 May 2022 Caught in the tape was a long strand of blond hair. Longreads, 5 May 2022 Her blond hair sits below the shoulder in relaxed waves. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 Crews on Tuesday continue to look for Dukes, who is described as 5-foot-4 with blond hair. oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2022 In a tan corduroy blazer with his slightly shaggy blond hair, Woodward looks exactly like Robert Redford, who played the Washington Post reporter all those years ago. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2022 At 34, Schott has dark blond hair, a mustache and beard, and big aspirations. Molly Parker, ProPublica, 22 Apr. 2022 With his blond hair flowing in the days before players routinely wore helmets, Lafleur became a star for a storied Montreal franchise, an innovator with a stick in his hands. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Los Angeles colorist Daniel Moon took the singer Hayley Kiyoko from a bright blond to a sandy gingerbread color. Kristen Bateman, New York Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Meyer was caught on video getting cozy with a young blond. Mark Long, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Oct. 2021 His cheeks were pink and high and his hair was a ruddy blond. . . . BostonGlobe.com, 21 Nov. 2021 But more than anything for me, this version of Diana called to mind another blond who became famous as a teen, struggled with her mental health and became a kind of captive of her own celebrity: Britney Spears. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2021 His hair, which is naturally a dirty blond, had been colored a luscious auburn, and tumbled in waves around his shoulders. Piczo, The New Yorker, 20 Sep. 2021 This is a typical Lake Michigan scene — the blond of the sand, the blue of the lake, and of the sky. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 24 Aug. 2021 The amazing footage of Taylor, often shown on National Geographic, featured the petite blond wearing her signature pink wetsuit swimming around with some quite sizeable sharks. Meredith Lepore, Travel + Leisure, 21 Aug. 2021 The proof came on the pitch for Urso, who scored a game-winning goal in his first outing as a blond. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 1 Aug. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blond.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best hair straighteners.

Learn More About blond

Time Traveler for blond

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near blond

blomstrandine

blond

blond beast

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for blond

Last Updated

15 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Blond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blond. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for blond

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

More from Merriam-Webster on blond

Nglish: Translation of blond for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of blond for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!