noun Date: 1829 1. a low alluvial island or shoal in a river ; sandbar 2. a head of hair resembling tow especially in being flaxen or tousled; also a person having such a head of hair • towheaded adjective

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  • towhead — (n.) also tow head, in reference to tousled blond hair, 1830, from TOW (Cf. tow) (n.) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). Related: Towheaded …   Etymology dictionary

  • towhead — ☆ towhead [tō′hed΄ ] n. [see TOW2] 1. a head of pale yellow hair 2. a person having such hair towheaded adj …   English World dictionary

  • Towhead — wiktionarypar|towheadA towhead is a sandbar or small alluvial island in a river that often features a small grouping of trees.A towhead also refers to a person with light blond hair. This is based on the hair s resemblance to tow which is coarse… …   Wikipedia

  • towhead — tow headed, adj. /toh hed /, n. 1. a head of very light blond, almost white hair. 2. a person with such hair. 3. a sand bar in a river, esp. a sand bar with a stand of cottonwood trees. [1820 30, Amer.; TOW2 + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • towhead — noun a) A blond person whose very pale, almost white hair resembles tow. <table><tr><td>tow colored colour: nbsp;</td><td bgcolor= FFFED2 width= 80 > nbsp; </td></tr></table> b) An alluvial deposit… …   Wiktionary

  • towhead — n. blond haired (Slang); sandbar in a river …   English contemporary dictionary

  • towhead — noun (C) someone with very light coloured hair towheaded adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • towhead — tow•head [[t]ˈtoʊˌhɛd[/t]] n. 1) a head of very light blond, almost white hair 2) a person with such hair • Etymology: 1820–30 tow′ head ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • towhead — /ˈtoʊhɛd/ (say tohhed) noun 1. a head of flaxen or light coloured hair. 2. a head of tousled hair. 3. a person with such hair. {tow2 + head} –towheaded, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • towhead —   Po o kea …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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