ponce

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

Definition of ponce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 British : pimp
2 British, offensive : a gay man used as a term of abuse and disparagement

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 at sense 1

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 19 Apr. 2021.

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ponce

noun

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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