ETYM Old Eng. balled, ballid, perh. the p. p. of ball to reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball, by removing hair. But cf. W. bali whiteness in a horse's forehead.
1. Lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; SYN. bald-headed, bald-pated.
2. With no effort to conceal; SYN. barefaced.
3. Without the natural or usual covering; SYN. bare, denuded, denudate.
ETYM Old Eng. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to Dutch kaal, Old High Germ. chalo, German Kuhl; cf. Latin calvus.
Lacking experience of life; SYN. inexperienced, naive, unsophisticated.