Anyone else confused about the spellchecker underlining blonde with an 'e' but not blond with nothing? I started wondering about my spelling, so I went and... Websters: blond. adj. 1. (of hair, skin , etc.) light-colored: the child's blond curls. blonde, adj. 1. (of a woman or girl) having fair hair and usu. fair skin and light eyes. , n. 2 a woman or girl having this coloration [see BLOND]. USAGE: BLONDE is still widely used for the noun specifying a woman or girl with fair hair. Some people regard this as sexist, preferring BLOND for all persons. BLOND is the usual spelling for the adjective referring to either sex (an energetic blond girl; two blond sons) or describing hair, complexion, etc. BLONDE is still occasionally applied to a female (the blonde model and her escort) and in British English is the preferred spelling for all senses of the adjective. Well, I never! This is an early 1990s dictionary that even has a PC section on avoiding sexist language, during the big PC feminazi show trials and purges. I say, up with sexist language! We should always celebrate the presence of femininity, and if all it takes is the addition of an 'e', then that truly is the least I can do. Do you like or resent using feminine versions of words? Actress instead of actor, police lady instead of officer, aviatrix instead of aviator? How do women feel about not just using them but having them applied to them?