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ponce

[ pons ]
/ pɒns /
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noun British Slang.
a pimp.
a campily effeminate male.
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Origin of ponce

First recorded in 1870–75; of obscure origin

Other definitions 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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