Definition of ponce noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pɒns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɑːns//
    (British English, informal)
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  1. 1a man who controls one or several prostitutes and the money that they earn synonym pimp
  2. 2an offensive word for a man whose appearance and behaviour seem similar to a woman’s, or who is thought to be homosexual
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: perhaps from the verb pounce.