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ponce

noun [C] uk   /pɒns/ us    /pɑːns/

ponce noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

UK informal a man who controls prostitutes and takes a large part of the money that they earn for himself

ponce noun [C] (MAN)

UK informal disapproving a man who does not behave, dress, or speak in a traditionally male way, especially one who behaves in a very careful way: Don't be such a ponce! Pick the spider up - it won't hurt you!
poncy
adjective uk   /ˈpɒn.si/ us    /ˈpɑːn-/ UK informal disapproving
a poncy flowery shirt
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