- a pimp.
- a campily effeminate male.
Origin of ponce
- a seaport in S Puerto Rico.
Examples from the Web for ponce
Contemporary Examples of ponce
Nor was Ponce de Leon looking for any mythical Fountain of Youth.
According to Allman: Ponce de Leon did not discover Florida in 1513.
What Ponce de Leon failed to find in one fell swoop, medical researchers have been chipping away at in recent years.10 Ways to Live Forever
The Daily Beast
February 22, 2010
Historical Examples of ponce
"Ponce de Leon," supplied Dorcas Jane, proud that she could pronounce it.The Trail Book
San Juan and Ponce are the leading seaports and centres of trade.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
"Yet there is one Ponce de Leon to finish these," said Evaristo, running off.Ponce de Leon
On November 10, 603 men were reported sick in the district of Ponce.
Returning, the Concho reached Ponce again on the twenty-fifth.
- a man given to ostentatious or effeminate display in manners, speech, dress, etc
- another word for pimp 1
- (intr; often foll by around or about) to act like a ponce
Word Origin for ponce
- a port in S Puerto Rico, on the Caribbean: the second largest town on the island; settled in the 16th century. Pop: 185 930 (2003 est)
slang term, chiefly British, 1872, originally "a pimp, a man supported by women" (pouncey in same sense is attested from 1861), of unknown origin, perhaps from French pensionnaire "boarder, lodger, person living without working." Meaning "male homosexual" first attested 1932 in Auden [OED]. Also as a verb. Related: Poncey.