Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Table at currency.

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  • n. The currency of Panama, divided into 100 centésimos

Etymologies

After Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • I had no idea that Balboa was the currency of Panama, call me silly but reminds me of Rocky haha here's some info on the currency in Panama ... [1] the Balboa The balboa is the official currency of Panama. [

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  • Obama ripped her testicles off and swung them around his head and did a rocky balboa dance, that is the bubba moment of the debate.

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  • Ginkgo balboa: this herb is known for its ability to improve circulation in the brain, it can help to treat some of the mental symptoms of depression as well improve memory.

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  • The women mainly string beads and sell the wares, but the older women can be seen sucking on the bark of balboa trees to soften strands that are then dyed and woven into handbags.

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  • Joe Fornabaio Market finds: A fringed cloth called a kikoi, and a handbag made from the chewed bark of balboa trees.

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  • Right you are, jennarenn!

    Balboa is a form of swing dance that started as early as 1915 and gained in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s. It is danced primarily in close embrace, and is led with a full body connection. The art of Balboa is the subtle communication between the lead and follow, like weight shifts, that most viewers cannot see. As a result, Balboa is considered more of a "dancer's dance" than a "spectator's dance".

    Balboa is danced to a wide variety of tempos. Because the basic is so small, Balboa can be danced to fast music (over 300 beats per minute). Balboa is also danced to slow music (under 100 beats per minute), which allows more time for intricate footwork and variations.

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    February 26, 2008

  • Balboa haircut, crew cut or flattop on top with long sides combed/greased back into a ducktail in the back. Seen in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

    February 1, 2008

  • Don't let those dictionaries fool you. Balboa is also a dance!

    December 16, 2006