to behave in a pretentious manner
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Derogatory slang (chiefly Brit)
1 a man given to ostentatious or effeminate display in manners, speech, dress, etc.
2 another word for →
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
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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