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towhead

[toh-hed] /ˈtoʊˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a head of very light blond, almost white hair.
2.
a person with such hair.
3.
a sand bar in a river, especially a sand bar with a stand of cottonwood trees.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; tow2 + head
Related forms
tow-headed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for towheaded

towheaded

/ˌtəʊˈhɛdɪd/
adjective (often derogatory)
1.
(of a person) having blond or yellowish hair

towhead

/ˈtəʊˌhɛd/
noun (often derogatory)
1.
a person with blond or yellowish hair
2.
a head of such hair
Word Origin
from tow² (flax)
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Word Origin and History for towheaded

towhead

n.

also tow-head, in reference to tousled blond hair, 1830, from tow (n.) + head (n.). Related: Towheaded.

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