towhead

noun
tow·​head | \ˈtō-ˌhed \

Definition of towhead 

1 : a head of hair resembling tow especially in being flaxen or tousled also : a person having such a head of hair

2 : a low alluvial island or shoal in a river : sandbar

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Other Words from towhead

towheaded \ ˈtō-​ˌhe-​dəd \ adjective

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An outdoorsy, blue-eyed towhead, Jim, was living in the house next door, right on the beach. Alison Rose, Town & Country, "Hot Pursuit," 16 Dec. 2012 The towhead flashes his dad a cheeky smile, grabs a puppy by his neck roll, and runs off down a hill with his seven-year-old brother, Federico, to find some chickens. J.j. Martin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Fashion in the Family," 21 Dec. 2007

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First Known Use of towhead

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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towhead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of towhead

: a person with very light blond hair

towhead

noun
tow·​head | \ˈtō-ˌhed \

Kids Definition of towhead

: a person with very light blond hair

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