ponce

noun
\ ˈpän(t)s How to pronounce ponce (audio) \

Definition of ponce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British
: pimp also, disparaging + offensive : a male homosexual

Ponce

geographical name
Pon·​ce | \ ˈpȯn(t)-(ˌ)sā How to pronounce Ponce (audio) \

Definition of Ponce (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port on the Caribbean Sea in southern Puerto Rico population 166,327

First Known Use of ponce

Noun

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ponce

Noun

origin unknown

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“Ponce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ponce. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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ponce

noun
How to pronounce Ponce (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ponce

British, informal
offensive : a homosexual man or a man who dresses and behaves in a way that seems feminine

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