There was Blondie on has right and a lovely Italianate brunette on the other side.
His brunette hair was close cropped, and he spoke in a clipped, almost matter-of-fact style.
The tabloid battle between the sweet blonde and the brunette vixen played out like an issue of Betty and Veronica on crack.
1660s, from French brunette (masc. brunet), from Old French brunet "brownish, brown-haired, dark-complexioned," fem. diminutive of brun "brown" (12c.), of West Germanic origin (see brown (adj.)). As a noun, "woman of a dark complexion," from 1710. The metathesized form, Old French burnete, is the source of the surname Burnett. Burnete also was used of a wool-dyed cloth of superior quality, originally dark brown.