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poncenoun [C]

uk   /pɒns/  us   /pɑːns/

ponce noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

UK slang a man who ​controls prostitutes and ​takes a ​largepart 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 ​traditionallymale 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 ​floweryshirt
(Definition of ponce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ponce”
in Chinese (Simplified) 罪犯, 皮条客,拉皮条的男人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罪犯, 皮條客,拉皮條的男人…
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