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"bald" in British English

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baldadjective

uk   /bɔːld/  us   /bɑːld/
  • bald adjective (NO HAIR)

B1 with little or no ​hair on the ​head: At 20 he was already going bald.as bald as a coot UK informal (US as bald as a cue ball) completely bald: When he took off his ​hat, we ​saw that he was as bald as a ​coot!

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  • bald adjective (PLAIN)

basic and with no ​unnecessary words or ​detail: There was just this bald statement of ​resignation - no ​explanation or anything.
baldness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbɔːld.nəs/  us   /ˈbɑːld-/
He ​suffered from ​premature baldness, ​losing his ​hair in his ​twenties. The baldness of her ​questionshocked him.
(Definition of bald from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bald" in American English

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baldadjective

 us   /bɔld/
  • bald adjective (WITHOUT HAIR)

[-er/-est only] without ​hair on the ​head, or without much ​hair
  • bald adjective (PLAIN)

basic and with no ​unnecessary words; not ​detailed: She just ​left a bald ​statement of ​resignation without any ​explanation.
(Definition of bald from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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