blonde

Blonde (with an "e" at the end) is usually used to describe the yellowish-colored hair of a female. Marilyn Monroe had famously blonde hair, but only from bleaching — she was naturally a brunette.

Marilyn Monroe's hair was so famous she actually starred in a movie called Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. There the noun blonde is used to mean a person (a woman) with light-colored hair and skin. So you can either say, “She is blonde," or “She is a blonde,” and they mean the same thing — that she has fair hair. When describing a male's yellowish hair or light-colored stained wood, you will more often see blond without the silent "e" at the end. The addition of the "e" in the feminine form of blonde is of course a holdover from its French origin.

Definitions of blonde
  1. adjective
    being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
    synonyms: blond, 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: blond
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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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