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[bawl-dee] /ˈbɔl di/
noun, plural baldies. Informal: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.


or baldy

[bawl-dee] /ˈbɔl di/
noun, Informal: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
a bald person (sometimes used as a facetious term of address).
Origin of baldie
1860-65; bald + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Yeah, watch—" baldy coughed, laid his big head slowly down face forward on the ComWeb stand, and stopping moving.

    Lion Loose James H. Schmitz
  • "It's likely the Indians are getting ready to make their 'medicine,'" said baldy.

  • The squatter wanted to know what had become of his missing sheep, but baldy could give no account of them.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • "I'll talk to you," said baldy, and then he lapsed into the Indian dialect.

  • Now that has come to pass of which I had a premonition the first time I sat on the top of old baldy and hugged my knees.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • "Now don't you go to worrying, little girl," said baldy, quickly.

  • You go and ask baldy, and if he doesnt tell you the same thing Ill eat my hat.

    Weatherby's Inning Ralph Henry Barbour
  • baldy went on down the cañon, keeping the keenest lookout for his enemy.

    The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Thompson Seton
  • baldy's long stride told, and he gained steadily, but the race was not yet over.

    Cattle-Ranch to College Russell Doubleday
British Dictionary definitions for baldy


noun (pl) baldies
a bald person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for baldy

"bald-headed person," 1850, from bald + -y (3).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for baldy



  1. A bald man (mid-1800s+)
  2. A worn automobile tire (1970+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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