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bald headed

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A sailing term used to indicate a square-rigged ship without her royals set, or permanently rigged without them. It is also used for gaff-rigged vessels without their topmasts.

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bald-headed <i>adv.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 761 words.

precipitately; esp. in phr. go (at/in) something bald-headed, go bald-headed for, go bald-headed into, to put all one's efforts

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bald-headed <i>adj.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1025 words.

1 (US black) deliberately deceptive, underhand, e.g. a bald-headed lie [one who makes no effort to mask their

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bald headed

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A sailing term used to indicate a square-rigged ship without her royals set, or permanently rigged without them. It is also used for gaff-rigged vessels without their topmasts.

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bald headed

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 30 words.

a sailing term used to indicate a square-rigged ship without her royals set, or permanently rigged without them. It is

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Ballard

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 16 words.

English and Scottish: derogatory nickname from a derivative of bald ‘bald-headed’ (see Bald 2).

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Calvo

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 64 words.

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: nickname for a bald-headed man, from calvo ‘bald’ (Latin calvus).

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Glatz

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 69 words.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic):

1. nickname for a bald man, from Middle High German gla(t)z ‘bald head’, ‘bald’ (a derivative

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curly <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 36 words.

a nickname for a bald person.

1953 S. Bellow Augie March (1996) 426: He said to some bald-headed

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Caporaso

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 34 words.

Italian: nickname for someone with a shaven (or bald) head, from capo ‘head’ + raso ‘shaven’.

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bleskop <i>n.</i> (<i>S.Afr.</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 121 words.

a bald-headed person; a bald head.

1966 I. Vaughan These were my Yesterdays 97: Her father […] cut her plaits

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Matopo Hills (Zimbabwe)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 44 words.

A large area of hills whose name, according to local tradition, comes from amatobos ‘bald heads’ or ‘the bald-headed ones’.

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Matopo Hills (Zimbabwe)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 44 words.

A large area of hills whose name, according to local tradition, comes from amatobos ‘bald heads’ or ‘the bald-headed ones’.

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Matopo Hills (Zimbabwe)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 44 words.

A large area of hills whose name, according to local tradition, comes from amatobos ‘bald heads’ or ‘the bald-headed ones’.

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Spinnato

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 24 words.

Italian: perhaps a nickname for a bald-headed man, from spennato ‘plucked’.

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Blosch

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 16 words.

Swiss German: variant of Bloss or Blass. Its variant, Blöschli, denotes a bald-headed man.

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slaphead <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 45 words.

orig and mainly Brit A bald (or balding) man; someone with a shaven head. 1990–. Hence slap-headed, adjective

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Egghead

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 91 words.

An academic or intellectual, popularly envisaged as having a head as bald as an egg. The term is of US

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Chad

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 80 words.

A character whose bald head and large nose were depicted appearing over a wall and inquiring, ‘Wot, no [word filled

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Keranen

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 51 words.

Finnish (Keränen): possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head

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Hollatz

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

German (of Slavic origin): nickname for someone with a bald head, based on Sorbian holy ‘naked’, ‘bare’.

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