This would normally be addressed to a woman with fair hair, a blonde. One would expect the speaker to be a worker, accosting her as she passed in the street. In Oliver’s Story, by Erich Segal, it is a man who says to another man, very aggressively: ‘What’s your problem, blondie?’ Soon afterwards the same speaker calls the man concerned ‘you fruit’. Both vocatives suggest that the speaker considers the other man to be effeminate.

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