blond·​ie | \ ˈblän-dē How to pronounce blondie (audio) \
plural blondies

Definition of blondie

1 informal + sometimes disparaging : a blond person especially : a blond woman Being a blondie, I suppose I should have been going for the sweet, good girl look of Betty. — Dianne Bourne, Manchester Evening News, 11 Feb. 2013 sometimes used in direct address Being blond has been … interesting. … I was on Skid Row downtown covering a story. As I stood on the sidewalk a man sidled up behind me and said in a squirrelly voice, ”Hey, blondie. Hey, blondie!” I looked around to see who he was talking to before I realized it was me. — Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 1987
2 : a bar cookie similar to a brownie in texture but made with a light-colored dough flavored with brown sugar … her sundae with chocolate-chip ice cream with hazelnut blondie in butterscotch sauce …— William Grimes, New York Times, 12 June 2002 Brownies, with their brash … chocolate flavor, are the plunging necklines of baking, whereas the more subtle, butterscotch-flavored blondies have real style.— Matthew Card, Cook’s Illustrated, July 2005

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First Known Use of blondie

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blondie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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