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

adj being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes

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
resembling peoples of Scandinavia
having red hair and usually fair skin
brunet, brunette
marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
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
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
having dark hairs mixed with grey or white
of the color of nuts
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n a person with fair skin and hair

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
a person with light blond hair
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n a light grayish yellow to near white

Type of:
chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
a color that has hue

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