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Pon·ce

 (pōn′sā, -sĕ)
A city of southern Puerto Rico southwest of San Juan. It is an agricultural trade and distribution center.

ponce

(pɒns)
n
1. a man given to ostentatious or effeminate display in manners, speech, dress, etc
2. another word for pimp1
vb
(intr; often foll by around or about) to act like a ponce
[C19: from Polari, from Spanish pu(n)to male prostitute or French pront prostitute]

Ponce

(Spanish ˈpɔnθe)
n
(Placename) 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)

ponce

(pɒns)

n. Brit. Slang.
1. a pimp.
2. a campily effeminate male.
[1870–75; of obscure orig.]

Pon•ce

(ˈpɒn seɪ)

n.
a seaport in S Puerto Rico. 190,679.

ponce


Past participle: ponced
Gerund: poncing

Imperative
ponce
ponce
Present
I ponce
you ponce
he/she/it ponces
we ponce
you ponce
they ponce
Preterite
I ponced
you ponced
he/she/it ponced
we ponced
you ponced
they ponced
Present Continuous
I am poncing
you are poncing
he/she/it is poncing
we are poncing
you are poncing
they are poncing
Present Perfect
I have ponced
you have ponced
he/she/it has ponced
we have ponced
you have ponced
they have ponced
Past Continuous
I was poncing
you were poncing
he/she/it was poncing
we were poncing
you were poncing
they were poncing
Past Perfect
I had ponced
you had ponced
he/she/it had ponced
we had ponced
you had ponced
they had ponced
Future
I will ponce
you will ponce
he/she/it will ponce
we will ponce
you will ponce
they will ponce
Future Perfect
I will have ponced
you will have ponced
he/she/it will have ponced
we will have ponced
you will have ponced
they will have ponced
Future Continuous
I will be poncing
you will be poncing
he/she/it will be poncing
we will be poncing
you will be poncing
they will be poncing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been poncing
you have been poncing
he/she/it has been poncing
we have been poncing
you have been poncing
they have been poncing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been poncing
you will have been poncing
he/she/it will have been poncing
we will have been poncing
you will have been poncing
they will have been poncing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been poncing
you had been poncing
he/she/it had been poncing
we had been poncing
you had been poncing
they had been poncing
Conditional
I would ponce
you would ponce
he/she/it would ponce
we would ponce
you would ponce
they would ponce
Past Conditional
I would have ponced
you would have ponced
he/she/it would have ponced
we would have ponced
you would have ponced
they would have ponced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ponce - a man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.ponce - someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)ponce - someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
England - a division of the United Kingdom
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
procuress - a woman pimp
whoremaster, whoremonger - a pimp who procures whores

ponce

(Offensive slang, chiefly Brit.)
noun
1. pimp, procurer, pander, bawd (archaic) They don't have a `ponce' - the street name for a pimp.
2. fop, dandy, swell, beau, popinjay, coxcomb (archaic) He called him a `perfumed ponce'.
Translations

ponce

[pɒns] (Brit) N
1. (= pimp) → proxeneta m, chulo m (Sp)
2. (pej) (= homosexual) → marica m
ponce about ponce around VI + ADV (Brit) → chulear

ponce

[ˈpɒns] n (British)
(= pimp) → maquereau m
chochotte f

ponce

(Brit inf)
n (= pimp)Loddel m (inf), → Lude m (sl); (pej: = homosexual) → Tunte f (inf)
vi to ponce for somebodyjds Zuhälter sein

ponce

[pɒns] (fam)
1. vi (pimp) → fare il magnaccia
2. n
a. (pimp) → magnaccia m inv
b. (Brit) (pej) (effeminate man) → damerino
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