General English


  • noun
    (written as Blonde)
    a breed of cattle, originating in Southwest France and now established in Britain, which produces large calves which develop into good beef animals. The colour varies from off-white to light brown.


  • adjective slow-witted, vapid, scatterbrained. The pejorative use followed the rash of jokes which circulated internationally from around 1999, based on the supposed vacuity of blonde females and reinforced by Hollywood comedies such as Legally Blonde. ‘Blondespeak’, recorded in 2004, denotes simplified language as supposedly used by or to blondes.