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ponce

  

Derogatory slang     (chiefly Brit)  
      n  
1    a man given to ostentatious or effeminate display in manners, speech, dress, etc.  
2       another word for       pimp   1  
      vb  
3    intr; often foll by: around or about   to act like a ponce  
     (C19: from Polari, from Spanish pu(n)to male prostitute or French pront prostitute)  
  poncy, poncey      adj  


Ponce     (Spanish)  
      n   a port in S Puerto Rico, on the Caribbean: the second largest town on the island; settled in the 16th century. Pop.: 189988 (1996 est.)  
Ponce de León     (Spanish)  
      n   Juan (xwan). ?1460--1521, Spanish explorer. He settled (1509) and governed (1510--12) Puerto Rico and discovered (1513) Florida  
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Ponce     (Spanish)  
      n   a port in S Puerto Rico, on the Caribbean: the second largest town on the island; settled in the 16th century. Pop.: 189988 (1996 est.)  


ponce  
Derogatory slang     (chiefly Brit)  
      n  
1    a man given to ostentatious or effeminate display in manners, speech, dress, etc.  
2       another word for       pimp   1  
      vb  
3    intr; often foll by: around or about   to act like a ponce  
     (C19: from Polari, from Spanish pu(n)to male prostitute or French pront prostitute)  
  poncy, poncey      adj  
Ponce de León     (Spanish)  
      n   Juan (xwan). ?1460--1521, Spanish explorer. He settled (1509) and governed (1510--12) Puerto Rico and discovered (1513) Florida  

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ponce

  
  (derogatory slang, chiefly Brit.)  
1    beau, coxcomb     (archaic)   dandy, fop, popinjay, swell  
2    bawd     (archaic)   pander, pimp, procurer  

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ponce around n.
to behave in a pretentious manner
fashionistas poncing around wearing designer earphones

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