bald·​ing | \ ˈbȯl-diŋ How to pronounce balding (audio) \

Definition of balding

: becoming bald bespectacled and balding

Examples of balding in a Sentence

He wore a hat to cover his balding head.
Recent Examples on the Web An early clue comes just before Nick and Honey’s arrival, when George makes a balding joke that stops Martha in her tracks. Peter Debruge, Variety, 3 May 2022 Boudin is slim and balding, with pale skin, a thin brown beard, and an intent, intellectual manner. The New Yorker, 29 July 2021 With a balding head, MacLeod's character served as a foil to Betty White's happy homemaker Sue Ann Nivens. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 29 May 2021 In media interviews, the 83-year-old, with a balding head and his remaining hair in a solid white Afro, appeared content with his situation and optimistic about the future. Dahleen Glanton,, 22 Feb. 2021 Misha is a character — lanky and balding, blind in his right eye, with serious scars across his forehead. Carl Fincke, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2020 My balding dad, his pink parka cinched with a magnetic belt, gamely took us there after homework to night-ski under the spooky lights. Dale Hrabi, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2020 The makeup has come off, their hair is now gray and balding, their six-pack has turned into a beer gut, and their face is pockmarked with pimples. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2020 The conservation park has a budget less than 5% of the palace’s, and the effects of low rainfall and record heat were evident in the balding canopies and shriveling Patagonia trees. Helene Fouquet And William Wilkes / Bloomberg, Time, 21 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of balding

1938, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Balding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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