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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from a shortening of French pensionnaire (boarder, lodger, person living without working).

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NounEdit

ponce (plural ponces)

  1. (Britain, slang) A man employed by a prostitute to find clients, and who may also act as a bodyguard and driver. A ponce is different from a pimp in being the prostitute's employee, not the employer.
  2. (Britain, Ireland, pejorative) A posh or effeminate person.
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VerbEdit

ponce (third-person singular simple present ponces, present participle poncing, simple past and past participle ponced)

  1. (Britain, slang) To act as a pimp.
  2. (Britain, slang) Hence, to try to get rid of or proactively sell something.
  3. (Britain, pejorative) To behave in a posh or effeminate manner.
    • 1992, Michael Swanwick, Stations of the Tide:
      The interior was warm and dim, cluttered with flying brass pigs and poncing felt mannequins.
  4. (Britain, slang) To borrow (something) from somebody without returning it.

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FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin pomex, pomicem, from Latin pumex.

NounEdit

ponce f (plural ponces)

  1. pumice
  2. (Quebec) hot alcoholic beverage made with gin or rum

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