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Topic: HAIR AND BEAUTY

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Perhaps from ball 'white spot on an animal's head' (13-16 centuries), probably from Welsh bal

bald

adjective
     
bald
1DCB having little or no hair on your head:
a bald man
his shiny bald head
Dad started going bald when he was in his thirties.
He combed his hair and tried to hide his bald patch (=part of someone's head where there is no hair).
2CS not having enough of what usually covers something:
The car's tires are completely bald.
3

bald statement/facts/truth

a statement etc that is correct but gives no additional information to help you understand or accept what is said:
The bald truth was that Lori didn't love her husband anymore.
baldness noun [uncountable]
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