ponce Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “ponce” in the English Dictionary

"ponce" in British English

See all translations

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

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!
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…
What is the pronunciation of ponce?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“ponce” in British English

Word of the Day


peaceful, quiet, and without worry

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

climate justice noun
climate justice noun
October 12, 2015
the holding to account of those responsible for climate change and reparation for those most affected by it I just finished reading the pope’s message to the world on climate justice.I feel energized and have joined a group of people at my church, St. Joseph University Parish, who feel the same.

Read More