ponce

[ pons ]
/ pɒns /
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noun British Slang.

a pimp.
a campily effeminate male.

Origin of ponce

First recorded in 1870–75; of obscure origin

Definition for ponce (2 of 2)

Ponce

[ pawn-se ]
/ ˈpɔn sɛ /

noun

a seaport in S Puerto Rico.

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British Dictionary definitions for ponce (1 of 2)

ponce

/ (pɒns) derogatory, slang, mainly British /

noun

a man given to ostentatious or effeminate display in manners, speech, dress, etc
another word for pimp 1

verb

(intr; often foll by around or about) to act like a ponce

Word Origin for ponce

C19: from Polari, from Spanish pu (n) to male prostitute or French pront prostitute

British Dictionary definitions for ponce (2 of 2)

Ponce

/ (Spanish ˈpɔnθe) /

noun

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)

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