from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of towhead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An urchin who has soft, whitish hair.
- n. The hooded merganser.
- n. A low alluvial island or shoal in a river.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shoal or other obstruction in a stream-bed, perceptible through rippling or other movement at the surface.
- n. A flaxen-haired person.
- n. One whose hair is tousled or rumpled up like a bunch of tow.
- n. The hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; the mosshead. G. Trumbull, 1888. See cut under merganser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person with light blond hair
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A lot of things have gotten better in our world from the days when I was a tow-head, but not everything.
He nodded and turned his ceremonial little procession in the direction of Fort Baker, leaving me with the corporal, a diminutive tow-head by the name of Larsen.
A tow-head is a sandbar that has cottonwoods on it as thick as harrow-teeth.
Having made a friend of the little witch of a girl, and of Buddy, who had been the baby the year before, but whose place had been usurped because of the advent of another tow-head into the family, the others of "them Trimminses," as they were spoken of in Polktown, had become
Stone noticed this and was "riled" a little, for she had tried doubly hard to do well, just because this tow-head was in the class, and now to have the little scamp repudiate it all was too bad.
Then he took off his broad-brimmed hat and ran his fingers over his stubby tow-head.
Wouldn't you think she was a canary-bird, to listen to her, and to see that Scandahoofian tow-head of hers?
It is a great pity that a flibbertigibbet wench with a tow-head should be the death of you.
At the sound of wheels a child with a tow-head and pale eyes like Liff Hyatt's peered over the fence and then slipped away behind an out-house.
He had white hair, too; he was a regular tow-head.