There are blonde, brunette and redhead. What's the name for people with black hair?
Although there is some debate over this, the Oxford Dictionary definition of brunette is:
This source also mentions that in the US, an alternate form of the word brunette is brunet. The Merriam-Webster definition of brunet is:
Thus, brunette includes the range of hair colors from brown to black. There is no specific and separate term for someone with black hair. However, people have suggested the term noirette. Note, also, that although the term brunette includes those with black hair, not everyone may agree. Therefore, this is the official term for people with black hair but not necessarily the one used in everyday life.
There is a noun for black-haired people. It is blaché pronounced "blah-shay". It is going to be added into the new edition of the Webster dictionary.
A person who has black hair is generally called "black-haired".
Most people will understand.
protected by Mitch Sep 24 '12 at 20:04
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