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Translation of esquinazo in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 (España) (para evitar algo) darle (el) esquinazo a alguien
    (dejar plantado) to stand somebody up
    (esquivar) to give somebody the slip
  • 2
    (Chile) (serenata) (serenade of traditional singing and dancing)

Cultural Note: esquinazo

In Chile this is a serenade of songs and folk dancing, performed as a surprise in honor of a particular person, group of people, or institution, to mark a notable event.
Example sentences
  • El acto cívico continuó con una alocución patriótica a cargo del profesor Gonzalo Hormazabal para posteriormente dar paso al tradicional esquinazo.
  • Es el origen de la costumbre del esquinazo.
  • Repusieron energías picando finos mariscos y hasta les dieron un esquinazo.

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