Definition of Baltimore in English:

Baltimore

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːltɪmɔː
 
, ˈbɒl-/
  • A seaport in north Maryland; population 636,919 (est. 2008).

Derivatives

Baltimorean

Pronunciation: /bɔːltɪˈmɔːrɪən, bɒl-/
noun & adjective
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  • He learned that rats hate raw beets (I sympathize) and that scrambled eggs and macaroni and cheese are popular rat comfort foods, just as they are for human Baltimoreans.
  • The survey reveals that Baltimoreans have concerns about quality of life: The social scene is wanting, public schools are lacking, and job opportunities are in short supply.
  • Such oval and round cellarets are known in this country only from Baltimore and places to which Baltimoreans migrated, such as Winchester, Virginia, in the Shenandoah valley.

Origin

named after George Calvert, the first Baron Baltimore (circa1580–1632), who in 1632 obtained a grant of land for the colony later to become Maryland.

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