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Thought to be a name for blonde children, (coming from the word used to describe flax rope); it actually is only fitting to children with hair so light, it is literally "white".
This color generally goes away between 2-5 yrs old.
Ex. I had four children, all blue eyes, but only three of them were towheads.
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A person with very light (almost white) blond hair, "tow" being flax or hemp fibers. Tow-headed, along with fair(-haired) and flaxen-haired, is a tradional way in the English language to refer to blond hair or lightly-colored hair, having come from its old Germanic roots (which are quite rare).
"The tow head is an illusive creature, a minority."
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tow headed is literally "flaxen haired". This meaning of tow comes from Middle Low German touw (which means "flax, hemp fiber"). This probably went back to the prehistoric Germanic base *tow-, *taw "make, prepare" (source also of English tool), in the sense "make yarn from wool; spin".
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Blond; light haired - the color of tow, whatever that is
"She's awful bright for a towhead"
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The inevitable blonde douche bag that is often found on overseas academic trips. Has a tendency to bite his lower lip and a habit of infecting the social mannerisms of others with his own douche-baggery (douche-baggery being a term he believes he invented himself). Smokes like a chimney and habitually quotes adult cartoons in an attempt to be funny.
Person 1: "Did you see that guy over there? He knows the word for ashtray in seven different languages!"

Person 2: "Wow, what a towhead."
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