Talk:balcony

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breasts[edit]

This sense was removed from the entry: "(slang) large breasts" (Bulgarian: балкон ‎(balkon), Greek: μπαλκόνια n pl ‎(balkónia), Romanian: balcoane f pl). - -sche (discuss) 02:55, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

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balcony[edit]

Rfv-sense: large or projected breasts on a woman.

Sense added in diff on 3 April 2006. The sense is in Urban Dictionary, but not several other modern dictionaries. --Dan Polansky 18:15, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

It certainly seems like a metaphor readily interpretable in context. I thought it might be a consequence of translating a metaphor that might be idiomatic in other languages (eg, Dutch).
  • 2005, Jan Blommaert, Discourse: a critical introduction, page 42:
    As we walked out of the hotel, I asked her 'do you have such a nice balcony too?' The term for 'balcony' in our native language Dutch, 'balkon', is among other things a rude, deeply sexist male term used to refer to female breasts
But Partridge has it as US slang. I also found a usage of "balcony corset". DCDuring TALK 18:50, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
RFV-failed for now. - -sche (discuss) 02:55, 10 March 2012 (UTC)