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Towheaded and Towhead

Someone who’s towheaded has very light blond hair. Tow is an old word for flax, and flaxen-haired is a synonym for towheaded. Towheaded can also describe someone with tousled hair. This is part of a complete episode.

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Someone who’s flaxen-haired is said to be towheaded. Martha explains what kind of “tow” is involved. This is part of a complete episode.