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  • n. A pimp.
  • n. A posh or effeminate person.
  • v. To act as a pimp.
  • v. Hence, to try to get rid of or proactively sell something.
  • v. To behave in a posh or effeminate manner.
  • v. To borrow (something) from somebody without returning it.


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  • Holmes called Watson this during Watson's bachelor party when he was mad that his other friends didn't show up.

    June 26, 2012

  • 1872, slang term, chiefly British, originally "a pimp, a man supported by women" (pouncey in same sense is attested from 1861), of unknown origin, perhaps from Fr. pensionnaire "boarder, lodger, person living without working." Meaning "male homosexual" first attested 1932 in Auden.

    July 27, 2007