[ kal-oh ]
/ ˈkæl oʊ /
immature or inexperienced: a callow youth.
a recently hatched worker ant.
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Origin of callow
First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English calu “bald”; cognate with Dutch kaal, German kahl “bald,” Old Church Slavonic golŭ “bare”
OTHER WORDS FROM callowcal·low·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for callow (1 of 2)
lacking experience of life; immature
rare (of a young bird) unfledged and usually lacking feathers
Derived forms of callowcallowness, noun
Word Origin for callow
Old English calu; related to Old High German kalo, Old Slavonic golú bare, naked, Lithuanian galva head, Latin calvus bald
British Dictionary definitions for callow (2 of 2)
Simon. born 1949, British actor and theatre director
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