intransitive verbponced, ponc′ing
Chiefly Brit., Slang pimp
Origin of ponceBritish slang from uncertain or unknown; perhaps pounce on
seaport in S Puerto Rico
Origin of Ponceafter Juan Ponce de León y Loaiza (great-grandson of Ponce de León), who founded it (c. 1692)
A city of southern Puerto Rico southwest of San Juan. It is an agricultural trade and distribution center.x
- (UK, slang) A man that is employed by a prostitute to find clients, who may also act as a bodyguard and driver. A ponce is different from a pimp in that the woman is the employer, not the man. Therefore, to be one is seen by some as submissive and effeminate and the term is occasionally used as an insult.
- (UK, pejorative) A posh or effeminate person.
(third-person singular simple present ponces, present participle poncing, simple past and past participle ponced)