peroxide blonde

peroxide blondes
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You can refer to a woman whose hair has been artificially been made lighter in colour as a peroxide blonde, especially when you want to show that you disapprove of this, or that you think her hair looks unnatural or unattractive.

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  • peroxide blonde — noun a blond whose hair is bleached with peroxide • Syn: ↑peroxide blond • Hypernyms: ↑blond, ↑blonde * * * noun : a woman with bleached hair doting on a peroxide blonde … a brazen gold digger Ngaio Marsh * * * peroxide blonde …   Useful english dictionary

  • peroxide blonde — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms peroxide blonde : singular peroxide blonde plural peroxide blondes informal old fashioned a woman who makes her hair a very light colour by using peroxide …   English dictionary

  • peroxide blonde — /pəˌrɒksaɪd ˈblɒnd/ (say puh.roksuyd blond) noun a person with peroxided hair: *A peroxide blonde, she had pleasure loving teeth. –murray bail, 1988 …   Australian English dictionary

  • peroxide blonde — per,oxide blonde noun count INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED a woman who makes her hair a very light color by using peroxide …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peroxide blonde — noun A woman who bleaches her hair extremely white blonde. Syn: bleach blonde, bottle blonde …   Wiktionary

  • peroxide blonde — noun (C) old fashioned a woman who has changed the colour of her hair to very light yellow by using peroxide …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • peroxide — 1804, formed in English from per large amount + OXIDE (Cf. oxide). Peroxide blonde is attested from 1918 …   Etymology dictionary

  • peroxide blond — noun a blond whose hair is bleached with peroxide • Syn: ↑peroxide blonde • Hypernyms: ↑blond, ↑blonde …   Useful english dictionary

  • peroxide — I. noun Date: 1804 a compound (as hydrogen peroxide) in which oxygen is visualized as joined to oxygen • peroxidic adjective II. transitive verb ( ided; iding) Date: 1906 to treat with a peroxide; especially to bleach (hair) with hydrogen… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peroxide — per|ox|ide [pəˈrɔksaıd US ˈra:k ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: per (from Latin, from per; PER) + oxide] a liquid chemical used to make hair light in colour or to kill ↑bacteria ▪ her waist length peroxide blonde hair (=hair made light yellow… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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