- A member of a Baltic-speaking people.
- A native or inhabitant of Lithuania, Latvia, or Estonia.
Origin of BaltFrom Medieval Latin Balthae Balts
(countable and uncountable, plural Balts)
- An inhabitant of one of the modern Baltic states: Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia.
- An ethnic descendant of the Indo-European Baltic people, especially including ethnic Lithuanians, Latvians or Prussians, but generally not including ethnic Belarusians, Estonians, Germans, Jews, Livonians, Poles, Russians, Swedes or Tatars who have also inhabited or currently inhabit the modern Baltic states.
- A native speaker of one of the Baltic languages: Lithuanian, Latvian, Old Prussian, Sudovian and related languages.
From Medieval Latin Balthae.
- (law) Abbreviation of Baltimore.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Geographical Terms: U.S. state, cities, and territories", Table T10.1, p. 436.