Meaning of BALT in English

ˈbȯlt noun

( -s )

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: Late Latin Balti, Balthi, Balthae, plural, from a Gothic word akin to balthei boldness — more at bold


a. : one of the Lithuanians or Letts identified with the Aestii of Tacitus

b. : a native or inhabitant of the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia

2. : a German born or resident in one of the Baltic states ; especially : a member or descendant of the former German-speaking landed aristocracy of the Baltic states

3. Australia : a recently arrived immigrant from Central Europe

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