blonde

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French blonde f. See blond.

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Noun[edit]

blonde (plural blondes)

  1. Alternative form of blond (person of fair hair). (Used especially of a woman. See the usage notes in the entry blond.)
  2. Alternative form of blond (pale golden brown color).
    blonde:  
  3. (film, television, theater) A kind of 2,000-watt lamp.
    Coordinate term: redhead
    • 2012, Colin Hart, Television Program Making (page 63)
      Most [camera crews] carry two blondes and three redheads or their equivalents. Blondes are 2000 watt lamps traditionally with yellow heads (or shells) used to light fairly large areas — also referred to as 2Ks — and redheads smaller 800 watt lamps traditionally with red shells to light faces.

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Adjective[edit]

blonde (comparative blonder or more blonde, superlative blondest or most blonde)

  1. (especially of a woman) Alternative form of blond
    • 1895, S. R. Crockett, A Cry Across the Black Water
      So the great wasteful summer days went by, the glory of the passionate nights of July, the crisper blonde luxuriance of August.
  2. (especially of a woman, offensive) Stupid, ignorant, naive.
    • 2005, Nancy Bartholomew, Lethally Blonde, Silhouette, →ISBN, page 8:
      Emma's already huge green eyes widen and she gives me this look like, “Oh my God, sometimes you are just so blonde!”
    • 2014, Aviva Drescher, Leggy Blonde: A Memoir, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN:
      I was so blonde I honestly had no idea why he got so angry. He cooled on me for a week or so.
    • 2003, Bennett Fairorth, The Land Where My American Mother Died--Palermo, Sicily, iUniverse, →ISBN, page 201:
      “She was so blonde, she studied for a blood test, when she went to the airport and saw a sign that said, 'Airport Left,' she turned around and went home, when she heard that 90% of all crimes occur around the home, she moved.

Usage notes[edit]

See the usage notes in the entry blond.

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Verb[edit]

blonde (third-person singular simple present blondes, present participle blonding, simple past and past participle blonded)

  1. (especially of a woman) Alternative form of blond
    • 1964, LIFE (volume 56, number 10, page 25)
      Most women who blonde their hair today have been doing it for several years.

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Dutch[edit]

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blonde

  1. Inflected form of blond

French[edit]

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blonde

  1. feminine singular of blond

Noun[edit]

blonde f (plural blondes)

  1. blonde, female with blonde hair
  2. light beer
  3. (Canada, Quebec, Louisiana, informal) girlfriend
    Antonym: chum

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German[edit]

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blonde

  1. inflection of blond:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblon.de/
  • Rhymes: -onde
  • Hyphenation: blón‧de

Noun[edit]

blonde f pl

  1. plural of blonda

Swedish[edit]

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blonde

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of blond.