blond

[blond]
adjective, blonder, blondest.
1.
(of hair, skin, etc.) light-colored: the child's soft blond curls.
2.
(of a person) having light-colored hair and skin.
3.
(of furniture wood) light in tone.
noun
4.
a blond person.
5.
silk lace, originally unbleached but now often dyed any of various colors, especially white or black.

Origin:
1475–85; < Middle French blonde blond, light brown, feminine of blond < Germanic; akin to Old English blondenfeax grayhaired, Latin flāvus yellow (see flavo-)

blondness, noun
blondish, adjective

blond, blonde (see usage note at blonde).


See blonde.
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blond (blɒnd)
 
adj
1.  (of men's hair) of a light colour; fair
2.  (of a person, people or a race) having fair hair, a light complexion, and, typically, blue or grey eyes
3.  (of soft furnishings, wood, etc) light in colour
 
n
4.  a person, esp a man, having light-coloured hair and skin
 
[C15: from Old French blond, probably of Germanic origin; related to Late Latin blundus yellow, Italian biondo, Spanish blondo]
 
usage  Although blond and blonde correspond to masculine and feminine forms in French, this distinction is not consistently made in English. Blonde is the commoner form both as a noun and an adjective, and is more frequently used to refer to women than men. The less common variant blond occurs usually as an adjective, occasionally as a noun, and is the preferred form when referring to men with fair hair
 
'blondness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

blond
late 15c., from O.Fr. blont "fair, blond" (12c.), from M.L. adj. blundus "yellow," perhaps from Frankish *blund. If it is a Germanic word, it is possibly related to O.E. blonden-feax "gray-haired," from blondan, blandan "to mix" (see blend). According to Littré, the
original sense of the French word was "a colour midway between golden and light chestnut," which might account for the notion of "mixed." O.E. beblonden meant "dyed," so it is also possible that the root meaning of blonde, if it is Germanic, may be "dyed," as ancient Teutonic warriors were noted for dying their hair. Du Cange, however, writes that blundus was a vulgar pronunciation of L. flavus "yellow." Another guess (discounted by German etymologists), is that it represents a V.L. *albundus, from alba "white." The word was reintroduced into English 17c. from French, and was until recently still felt as French, hence blonde (with Fr. fem. ending) for females. As a noun, used c.1755 of a type of lace, 1822 of persons. It. biondo, Sp. blondo, O.Prov. blon all are of Germanic origin.
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Example sentences
He has longish blond-gray hair, green eyes, and a light beard and mustache.
In color photographs of the body taken at the time, she lies on an examining
  table, her blond hair fanned out behind her.
When he runs one hand through his blond hair, frowning as though.
Chamomile brightens blond hair, while henna darkens and colors hair.
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