\ ˈbȯldē, -i \
plural -es

Definition of baldy

1 slang : one that is bald
2 : a white-headed pigeon (Columba norfolciensis) of Australia that feeds on fruits and seeds

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First Known Use of baldy

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Baldy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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