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English definition of “ponce”

ponce

noun [C] (MAN)    /pɒns/ US  /pɑːns/ 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!Kinds of menMen and women poncy     /ˈpɒn.si/ US  /ˈpɑːn-/ adjective UK informal disapproving a poncy flowery shirt Modern and fashionableFashionModern and fashionable
(Definition of ponce noun (MAN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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