blondie

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blondie was in 1882

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“Blondie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blondie. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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