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English

Etymology

from Middle French "blonde" (feminine). The masculine form of the word is "blond."

In the English language, it is one of only a few distinct words where the gender differentiation is actually reflected in the spelling of the word (i.e. She is a blonde woman. vs. He is a blond man.), even though this is a relatively common occurrence in other languages.

"Blond(e)" has only recently been borrowed into English from French; the traditional English terms for lightly-colored hair are "fair-haired", "flaxen", and "towheaded".

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
blonde

Plural
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  1. A person (usually a woman) of fair skin and fair hair.
  2. The hair color that appears yellow, golden, or lighter.
  3. (color) A light yellowish brown color.
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Adjective

blonde (comparative blonder, superlative blondest)

Positive
blonde

Comparative
blonder

Superlative
blondest

  1. Of a blonde complexion (referring to a person.)
  2. Having a blonde or gold appearance
    blonde ale; blonde beer
  3. (color) Of a light yellowish brown color.

Derived terms

See also


Dutch

Adjective

blonde

  1. flexed form of blond

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

blonde f.

  1. of light colour, mostly said about light hair colour, but also possible about beer and wood.

Noun

blonde m./f.

  1. Person with blonde hair; blonde

blonde f.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) girlfriend

Swedish

Adjective

blonde

  1. definite singular, sexus masculine of blond

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