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English definition of “ponce about/around”

ponce about/around

verb uk phrasal verb with ponce   /pɒns/ us    /pɑːns/

(LIKE A WOMAN)

UK informal disapproving If a man ponces about/around, he behaves or dresses more like a woman than like a man: He was poncing around in a pair of fluffy slippers/yellow silk dressing gown.Affected and insincere

(NOT HELPFUL)

informal disapproving to waste time doing silly things that do not achieve anything or help anyone: There's no time for poncing around - we've got to get these boxes packed by this evening.Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of ponce about/around from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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