Definition of poncif in English:

poncif

noun

  • Conventional or hackneyed art, ideas, etc.; cliché, stereotype; an instance of this.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Times. From French poncif bad drawing or painting lacking in originality, cliché, stereotype, transferred uses of poncif stencil.

Pronunciation

poncif

/pɒnˈsiːf/