balconing

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

balcony +‎ -ing. Borrowed from Spanish balconing, itself a creative anglicism from Spanish substantive balcón and English suffix -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bal‧con‧ing

Noun[edit]

balconing (uncountable)

  1. The act of going from one (hotel) room to another room by jumping from the balcony of one room to the balcony of the other.
    • 2015 June 5, Hugh Morris, “Magaluf to fine tourists who get naked in the street: The Spanish resort is clamping down on anti-social behaviour to clean up its image”, in The Daily Telegraph[1], archived from the original on 23 June 2015:
      Drunken revellers planning to over-indulge in Magaluf this summer face fines of up to €3,000 for urinating, being naked in the street or “balconing”, the craze of jumping from hotel balconies. New rules which come into force next week are part of a clampdown on the type of behaviour that has led to the Spanish resort being associated with debauchery tourism.
  2. The act of jumping from a balcony towards a swimming pool.
    • 2013 September 2, “Man dies ‘balconing’ at Majorca hotel”, in Sky News[2], archived from the original on 4 November 2014:
      A man in his 20s has died in a fall from his hotel room balcony in the resort of Magaluf, Majorca. The young man fell through the cracks of a balcony in the early hours of Monday while allegedly practising what is known as “balconing” – which involves jumping from balcony to balcony, or into a pool from a balcony.

Translations[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

balcón +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

balconing m (uncountable)

  1. balconing

Synonyms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

balcón +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

balconing m (uncountable)

  1. balconing

Synonyms[edit]