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blondism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

blond +‎ -ism

NounEdit

blondism (uncountable)

  1. (anthropology) The presence of blond hair and relatively pale skin and eyes in a member of a usually darker race.
    • 1927, John Macmillan Brown, Peoples & problems of the Pacific (volume 2, page 276)
      Blondism artificially produced in Micronesia and Melanesia as in Polynesia indicates a blond element in the last conquering immigration.
    • 1931, Carleton Stevens Coon, Tribes of the Rif (page 348)
      In the beard latent blondism is likely to come out.