Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The feminine of blond.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person of very fair complexion, with light hair and light blue eyes.
  • noun A kind of silk lace originally of the color of raw silk, now sometimes dyed; -- called also blond lace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of blond (person of fair hair). (Used especially of a woman. See the usage notes in the entry blond.)
  • noun Alternative form of blond (pale golden brown color).
  • adjective Alternative form of blond.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
  • noun a light grayish yellow to near white
  • noun a person with fair skin and hair

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French blonde f.. For more, see the entry blond.

Examples

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  • A person, not a hair color.

    December 24, 2006

  • Specifically, a female person.

    July 18, 2007

  • The men who use the word this way are the same Hawaiian-shirted oily old cigar-chomping uncouths that refer to women as dames and broads over chintzy coffee mugs of gin in the husky light at a poker table. True story.

    July 18, 2007

  • Sounds like some kind of hard-boiled fiction. ;-) It is a vivid image that you paint!

    July 18, 2007

  • "'A female friend,' Kasper added. 'Blonde as the chalk cliffs of Møn. Cold as an icy winter. Sharp as a German razor.'"

    - 'The Quiet Girl', Peter Høeg.

    March 18, 2008

  • 'Blonde as the chalk cliffs of Møn. Cold as an icy winter. Sharp as a German razor.'

    Trite as a Hallmark card.

    March 18, 2008

  • Are the chalk cliffs actually yellow? Or is "blonde" being used here in the sense of "white"?

    March 18, 2008

  • Don't know c_b, I haven't seen the cliffs. I'll have to ask a Mønster.

    March 19, 2008