|1.||a man given to ostentatious or effeminate display in manners, speech, dress, etc|
|2.||another word for pimp|
|[C19: from Polari, from Spanish pu(n)to male prostitute or French pront prostitute]|
major city and principal port of southern Puerto Rico. The third most populous urban centre of the island, after San Juan and Bayamon, the city is situated 3 miles (5 km) north of its port, Playa de Ponce. Founded in either 1670 or 1680 as Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Ponce, it was raised to the status of town in 1692, to that of villa in 1848, and to that of city in 1877. In 1897 Spain's overseas minister designated Ponce as the capital of the southern region, one of the island's two major districts. In 1898 Ponce, with the rest of the island, came under the jurisdiction of the United States, which made extensive harbour improvements to it.
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