Definitions

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  • proper noun A given name for animals.

Etymologies

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The use as a proper noun stems from the use of Baloo as the name of a bear in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. The character is simply named from the Hindi word भालू (bhālū, bear).

Examples

  • In August of 2003, the economic specialist hired by there.com, Bruce Boston who went by the name Baloo, started "The First Bank of There" which included savings accounts, loans, etc.

    Patenting Virtual Commerce

  • Some, such as the cartoonist Rex May ( "Baloo") became libertarians after reading it.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • Nobody does alternate history skiffy like L. Neil Smith, and nobody turns it into a graphic novel like Rex F. May ( "Baloo"), Scott Bieser and Jen Zach.

    KN@PPSTER

  • "We just want to be like you," they wailed, like some kind of Baloo 2.0, usually going on to ask: "What is it that makes the Valley so special?"

    Technology news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • Neil is presently working on Ares, the middle volume of the epic Ngu Family Cycle, and on Roswell, Texas, with Rex F. "Baloo" May.

    Pretty/Scary

  • London, England CNN -- Baloo, Mowgli and King Louie of the Apes from Disney film "The Jungle Book" all feature in a print by anonymous graffiti artist Banksy that sold for over $120,000 at auction Tuesday.

    Banksy Print Of Disney's 'Jungle Book' For Greenpeace Poster Gets $120,000 At Auction

  • London, England CNN -- Baloo, Mowgli and King Louie of the Apes from Disney film "The Jungle Book" all feature in a print by anonymous...

    Banksy Print Of Disney's 'Jungle Book' For Greenpeace Poster Gets $120,000 At Auction

  • But he hasn't banked on the loyalty of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther.

    This week's new theatre

  • Of all the Jungle Book characters Putin could have picked to project himself as the voice of reason during a live, nationally televised 4½-hour phone-in – Baloo, Bagheera, even the man-cub Mowgli – the 30ft python Kaa was not he.

    Vladimir Putin: have a care, manling

  • My six dogs — Ronja, Sira, Turbo Tony, Ask, Baloo, and Nero — were eager to follow, barking and howling and jumping straight up against the gangline that connected them to the sled, telling me to let go of the brakes I'd just been told to use frequently.

    Doggone Crazy Fun

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