Definition of thin on top in US English:

thin on top

phrase

informal
  • Balding.

    • ‘He was described as 5ft 7in tall, in his 40s or 50s, with light-coloured hair, which was thin on top.’
    • ‘I don't care that he's going thin on top or thick in the middle.’
    • ‘And have you noticed that Ed is looking a little thin on top?’
    • ‘It has been said that a large proportion of body heat lost is through the head and, if you are as thin on top as I am, it is not difficult to believe, so wear a hat.’
    • ‘Boys, you may have noticed I'm no longer going a bit thin on top.’
    • ‘By the way, isn't Tommy going really thin on top?’
    • ‘I bought him a toupee once because he is a bit thin on top.’
    • ‘He's going very thin on top, though, which must be worrying.’
    • ‘She said particular attention should be paid to shoulders and the backs of feet - the most sensitive areas - while men going thin on top should always wear a hat or use sunblock.’
    • ‘He was little, probably a little bit shorter then Adrian and he was a little thin on top.’
    losing one's hair, thinning, with receding hair
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