noun, plural pon·chos.
Origin of poncho
Examples from the Web for poncho
I wrapped my poncho around me for warmth and waited in the quiet darkness.
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|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
So put down the sombrero and poncho, and check out our helpful Q&A.
You know, like, throw on a sombrero and a poncho, maybe draw a mustache on my face?
The former was executed in a poncho, in which disguise he was taken.A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres|George Thomas Love
He also squandered three dollars on a poncho which he felt any self-respecting cowboy should own.Ticktock and Jim|Keith Robertson
There was a tasselled bugle in his hand, covered with a corner of his poncho, under which he had a cavalry sabre.
He was dressed in a large broad-brimmed hat, a poncho over his shoulders, and sandals on his feet.In New Granada|W.H.G. Kingston
As it seldom rains in the summer it is not necessary to carry a poncho.Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for poncho
noun plural -chos
Word Origin for poncho
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."