bald as a coot

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bald as a coot

Totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's bald as a coot.
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*bald as a coot

 and *bald as a baby's backside
completely bald. (*Also: as ~.) If Tom's hair keeps receding like that, he'll be bald as a coot by the time he's thirty. Fred: Now, I'll admit my hair is thinning a little on the top, butJane: Thinning? You're not thinning, you're as bald as a baby's backside!
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as bald as a coot

completely bald.
The coot (Fulica atra) has a broad white shield extending up from the base of its bill. The history of the word bald is somewhat obscure, but analogies with other northern European languages suggest a connection with the idea of ‘having a white patch or streak’.
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(as) bald as a ˈcoot

having no hair on your head at all: Why did you buy him a hairbrush? He’s as bald as a coot!
A coot is a black bird with a white patch on its forehead that lives on or near water.
See also: bald, coot
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RELISHING the prospect of being as bald as a coot, Jessie J has hatched a cunning plan to make some money for charidee when she shaves her head in a couple of months' time.
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Now, at the age of 59, he is as bald as a coot and looks like a slightly-crumpled bumbling professor of History at a minor Mid-West university.
Here I am, six weeks old - nearly seven - and bald as a coot, thrust into the world of celebrity by my famous mum, Katie Price.