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From Proto-West Germanic *Balþawini, from Proto-Germanic *Balþawiniz (bold friend).


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Baldwin (countable and uncountable, plural Baldwins)

  1. (countable) A male given name from the Germanic languages; rather rare in English.
  2. (countable) A surname originating as a patronymic.
  3. (uncountable) Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister.
  4. (uncountable) King Baldwin IV, ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem before the takeover of Saladin in 1187. He died in 1185 of complications of the socially unacceptable disease of leprosy. Also known as the leper king.
  5. A placename
    1. A township in Ontario, Canada.
    2. A locality in the United States:
      1. A town in Duval County, Florida.
      2. A city in Georgia.
      3. A village in Illinois.
      4. A city in Iowa.
      5. A town in Louisiana.
      6. A town in Maine.
      7. An unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland.
      8. A village, the county seat of Lake County, Michigan.
      9. An unincorporated community in Burleigh County, North Dakota.
      10. A town and hamlet in New York.
      11. A borough of Pennsylvania.
      12. A town and village in Wisconsin.
    3. Ellipsis of Baldwin County.

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Baldwin (plural Baldwins)

  1. (US) A reddish, moderately acid, winter apple.

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