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Malding Meaning – A Twitch Term Defined

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If you are angry and have a receding hairline, there is a term that defines you. Own it.

What Does Malding Mean?

The term “Malding” is the combination of “Mad” and “Balding.” The term is used as a meme or slang when someone who is balding gets angry, usually when they are playing a multiplayer game. It is one of many words used as a part of Twitch lingo.

When two words are joined together, it creates a portmanteau word. It has been popular for nearly two decades as people have tried to determine the meaning of the word since the the early 2000s.

Origin of Malding on Twitch

The term “Malding” gained popularity in Forsen’s chat on Twitch, where he would spam “So bad, so mad!” which turned into “So bald, so mad,” then finally to “So bald, so mald.” While the term was generally unknown before Forsen looked it up in 2019, it was originally added to the urban dictionary in 2011. 

Malding Trademark Story

In December 2019, Twitch streamer Joey “Nagzz21” Bagels filed a trademark application for the term “Malding” in the United States. He also purchased the web domain malding.com for $3,300 and uploaded a video that was directed at Rob “Roflgator” Malecki. 

In the video, he lets Roflgator know that the word is trademarked, then he broke into free-style rap as he threatened to take Roflgator’s channel to rename is Nagzz22. 

When questioned about his motivations, Nagzz21 assured everyone that it was a joke and that he didn’t seriously want to stop anyone using the word “Malding.” It was just a joked between friends. 


The story of Twitch is made up of several smaller dramas that form together to make a masterpiece. Malding is another meme that will stay with the platform. 

About the Author


Chris is a digital marketer with a strong background in small business and influencer branding. He applies his knowledge of content and promotional strategies to design actionable advice for new and intermediate streamers. When he’s not busy crunching analytics, he can be found in the salt pits of League of Legends.

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