a blanketlike cloak with a hole in the center to admit the head, originating in South America, now often worn as a raincoat.
- ponchoed, adjective
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How to use poncho in a sentence
Loose silk pants, cozy ponchos, and supple leggings were all a part of the equation.
And his fall collection was, indeed, one of his best, with his quilted ponchos and slightly beaten-up knits.
In the present day the “ricos,” or rich proprietors of Peru, pride themselves in possessing ponchos of vicuña wool.Popular Adventure Tales | Mayne Reid
Their wide-brimmed hats, striped ponchos, and long lances showed that they were not the dragoons.Ponce de Leon | William Pilling
Ponchos woven out of it are deemed the finest made, and command the fabulous price of 20 pounds or 30 pounds sterling.The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
They wrapped their ponchos about them and shivered in the damp.The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
They make ponchos of vicuña wool, which sell for 100 or 120 dollars each, and which are equal to the finest European cloth.
British Dictionary definitions for poncho
a cloak of a kind originally worn in South America, made of a rectangular or circular piece of cloth, esp wool, with a hole in the middle to put the head through
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