bald-headed

1 of 2

adjective

1
: bald
2
of a schooner : without topmasts

bald-headed

2 of 2

adverb

: in a rush without care or caution : precipitately
she came out bald-headed and accused me of having stolen the caseValentine Williams
the planes went bald-headed for the enemy squadron

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

1bald-headed

First Known Use

Adjective

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bald-headed was in 1580

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“Bald-headed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bald-headed. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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