ponce

noun \ ˈpän(t)s \

Definition of ponce

British
: pimp; alsodisparaging + offensive : a male homosexual

Origin and Etymology of ponce

origin unknown

First Known Use: 1872


Ponce

geographical name Pon·ce \ ˈpȯn(t)-(ˌ)sā \

Definition of Ponce

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


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