- a blanketlike cloak with a hole in the center to admit the head, originating in South America, now often worn as a raincoat.
Origin of poncho
Examples from the Web for poncho
I wrapped my poncho around me for warmth and waited in the quiet darkness.Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans
August 24, 2014
Several others claim to have seen a robust figure wearing a hat and a poncho crouched against a table in the library.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
Soldiers either slept in poncho tents or inside their vehicles.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night
Nathan Bradley Bethea
June 2, 2014
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He had a beard, and on his shoulder a poncho, but that was all I knew.My Double Life
It had the appearance of a short fellow in a poncho and a big hat.A Set of Six
I shall spread my poncho and blanket on the ground presently.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines
H. Irving Hancock
On it you lay your shelter-half and fold it till it too is an oblong, smaller than the poncho.
Knudsen, with a groan, got out of bed and put on his 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
Word Origin and History for poncho
type of blanket-like South American cloak, 1717, from American Spanish poncho, from Araucanian (Chile) pontho "woolen fabric," perhaps influenced by Spanish poncho (adj.), variant of pocho "discolored, faded."