Meaning of “bald” in the English Dictionary

"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!

More examples

  • Going bald is just a fact of life.
  • The idea of going grey doesn't bother me, but I'd hate to go bald.
  • Gerald had a long grey beard and a shiny bald dome .
  • I think he's got a complex about being bald.
  • He's overweight and bald, and yet somehow, he's incredibly attractive.
baldness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbɔːld.nəs/ us /ˈbɑːld.nəs/

He suffered from premature baldness, losing his hair in his twenties.
The baldness of her question shocked 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)