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ponce

noun [C] uk   /pɒns/  us   /pɑːns/

ponce noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

UK slang a man who controls prostitutes and takes a large part of the money that they earn for himself
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ponce noun [C] (MAN)

UK offensive 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 offensive
a poncy flowery shirt
Translations of “ponce”
in Chinese (Traditional) 罪犯, 皮條客,拉皮條的男人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罪犯, 皮条客,拉皮条的男人…
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