Nor was ponce de Leon looking for any mythical Fountain of Youth.
According to Allman: ponce de Leon did not discover Florida in 1513.
What ponce de Leon failed to find in one fell swoop, medical researchers have been chipping away at in recent years.
slang term, chiefly British, 1872, originally "a pimp, a man supported by women" (pouncey in same sense is attested from 1861), of unknown origin, perhaps from French pensionnaire "boarder, lodger, person living without working." Meaning "male homosexual" first attested 1932 in Auden [OED]. Also as a verb. Related: Poncey.
A pimp, or any man supported by a woman (1872+ chiefly British)
: He quit work and took to poncing
[origin unknown; perhaps fr French pensionnaire, ''boarder, lodger, person living without working'']