(of a woman or girl) having fair hair and usually fair skin and light eyes.
a woman or girl having this coloration.
Can be confused: blond
(see usage note at the current entry).
The spelling blonde
is still widely used for the noun that specifies a woman or girl with fair hair: The blonde with the baby in her arms is my anthropology professor.
Some people object to this as an unnecessary distinction, preferring blond
for all persons: My sister is thinking of becoming a blond for a while.
As an adjective, the word is more usually spelled blond
in reference to either sex (an energetic blond girl; two blond sons
), although the form blonde
is occasionally still used of a female: the blonde model and her escort. The spelling blond is almost always used for the adjective describing hair, complexion, etc.: His daughter has blond hair and hazel eyes.