noun, British Slang.
a campily effeminate male.
[pawn-se] /ˈpɔn sɛ/
a seaport in S Puerto Rico.
a man given to ostentatious or effeminate display in manners, speech, dress, etc
another word for pimp1
(intransitive; often foll by around or about) to act like a 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.
A pimp, or any man supported by a woman (1872+ chiefly British)
: He quit work and took to poncing
[origin unknown; perhaps fr French pensionnaire, ”boarder, lodger, person living without working”]
[pon-soh] /pɒnˈsoʊ/ noun 1. a vivid red to reddish-orange color. adjective 2. having the color ponceau.
- Ponce de leon
[pons duh lee-uh n; Spanish pawn-the th e le-awn, pawn-se] /ˈpɒns də ˈli ən; Spanish ˈpɔn θɛ ðɛ lɛˈɔn, ˈpɔn sɛ/ noun 1. Juan [hwahn] /ʰwɑn/ (Show IPA), c1460–1521, Spanish explorer. /ˈpɒns də ˈliːən; Spanish ˈpɔnθe ðe leˈɔn/ noun 1. Juan (xwan). ?1460–1521, Spanish explorer. He settled (1509) and governed (1510–12) Puerto Rico and discovered […]
[pawnsuh-le] /pɔ̃səˈlɛ/ noun 1. Jean Victor [zhahn veek-tawr] /ʒɑ̃ vikˈtɔr/ (Show IPA), 1788–1867, French mathematician.
/ˈpɒnsɪ/ adjective -cier, -ciest 1. (derogatory, slang, mainly Brit) ostentatious, pretentious, or effeminate