Associations to the word «Ponce»


PONCE, noun. (British) (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.
PONCE, noun. (British) (Irish) (pejorative) A posh or effeminate person.
PONCE, verb. (British) (slang) To act as a pimp.
PONCE, verb. (British) (slang) Hence, to try to get rid of or proactively sell something.
PONCE, verb. (British) (pejorative) To behave in a posh or effeminate manner.
PONCE, verb. (British) (slang) To borrow (something) from somebody without returning it.
PONCE WHEEL, noun. A small metal wheel with evenly spaced points or spikes used for making a series of small holes in soft material such as fabric, leather, wood or paper, so as to leave an indelible but hardly visible mark.

Dictionary definition

PONCE, noun. A man who is effeminate in his manner and fussy in the way he dresses.
PONCE, noun. Someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce).

Wise words

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