blond

Blond isn't just a word used to describe pale yellow hair, it can also be used to describe a person with such hair. We'll leave it to you to decide whether or not blonds have more fun.

There's all kinds of blonds out there from bleached to platinum to strawberry to sandy. Some people, Brits especially, will add an e to the end of blonde depending on what gender they are talking about, so that a woman is blonde while a man is blond. The addition of the "e" in the feminine form of blonde is of course a holdover from its French origin. Not only fair-haired people are described as blond; you might have seen blond wood used in Scandinavian furniture. Ikea, anyone?

Definitions of blond
  1. adjective
    being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
    blond Scandinavians”
    synonyms: blonde, light-haired
    ash-blonde, platinum-blonde, towheaded
    of hair color; whitish
    fair, fairish
    (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored
    flaxen, sandy
    of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown
    nordic
    resembling peoples of Scandinavia
    redheaded
    having red hair and usually fair skin
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    Antonyms:
    brunet, brunette
    marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
    adust
    burned brown by the sun
    bronzed, suntanned, tanned
    (of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun
    brown, browned
    (of skin) deeply suntanned
    dark
    brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes)
    black-haired, brown-haired, dark-haired
    having hair of a dark color
    dark-skinned, dusky, swart, swarthy
    naturally having skin of a dark color
    grizzled
    having dark hairs mixed with grey or white
    nutbrown
    of the color of nuts
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  2. noun
    a person with fair skin and hair
    synonyms: blonde
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    types:
    peroxide blond, peroxide blonde
    a blond whose hair is bleached with peroxide
    platinum blond, platinum blonde
    a blond whose hair is a pale silvery (often artificially colored) blond
    towhead
    a person with light blond hair
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
  3. noun
    a light grayish yellow to near white
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