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    Default How to say "No hair on the head"

    Hi all,

    I want to know how to say it in real /spoken english if someone has no hair or almost lost all his hair. In my country, we would say "no hair guy" or "bright head guy"...but I don't know how would the native english speaker say?

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    Default Re: How to say "No hair on the head"

    Bald.

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    Default Re: How to say "No hair on the head"

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Bald.
    Hi konungursvia, I understand this word. But when say "He is bald", will he be insulted? If yes, any other better word to describe it in spoken english?

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    Default Re: How to say "No hair on the head"

    Well, yes and no. It is the most neutral term for the condition, so he ought to accept it. But I know balding men are often mad about it.

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    Default Re: How to say "No hair on the head"

    He lost most of his hair.
    He has severe/excessive hair loss.
    His hairline is thinning or receding.
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    Default Re: How to say "No hair on the head"

    Yes, there are lots of euphemisms for male-pattern baldness. One of the most recent I've heard is 'follically challenged'.

    There are also veiled insults in the same area: 'You can't see the join' means 'He's wearing a Toupée - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia '

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    Default Re: How to say "No hair on the head"

    The first word comes out in my mind is skinhead that I'm always afraid of

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