American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A blanketlike cloak having a hole in the center for the head.
- n. A similar garment having a hood used as a raincoat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sort of cloak or loose garment worn by the South American Indians, and also by many of the Spanish inhabitants of South America and Mexico. It resembles a narrow blanket with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through, so that it hangs down before and behind, leaving the arms free. Garments similar to the above in general shape are made and used elsewhere, especially by sportsmen as rain-cloaks.
- n. A trade-name for camlet or strong worsted.
- n. A simple garment, made from a rectangle of cloth, with a slit in the middle for the head.
- n. A similar waterproof garment, with a hood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of cloak worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through. A kind of
ponchomade of rubber or painted cloth is used by the mounted troops in the United States service.
- n. A trade name for camlets, or stout worsteds.
- n. a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head
- From Spanish, from Quechua punchu. (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, from Spanish, cape, perhaps variant of pocho, faded, discolored. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Time to start making sure my rain poncho is in my backpack.”
“A flag with a hole cut in it and worn as a poncho is a flag being used as wearing apparel.”
“The word "poncho" can conjure up visions of the Old West or of a garbage bag with a circle cut through the top -- a common solution for rainy-day recess or unexpected showers during a marathon.”
“The word "poncho" can conjure up visions of the Old West or of a garbage bag with a circle cut through the top - a common solution for rainy day recess or unexpected showers during a marathon.”
“A poncho is just a cape that goes all the way around.”
“The sad truth is that most men would probably think that Jimmy Choo is a noodle joint and would not know a poncho from a kimono.”
“Yes | No | Report from huntcamp wrote 31 weeks 2 days ago toilet paper, bug spray, hatchet, rain poncho cause it always rains when I go camping.”
“The long hooded milky poncho is actually made from the softest sweatshirt fabric.”
“The poncho is to keep you dry and warm for a very short period of time while you wait for the Calvary to come swooping in after pushing the 911 on your “SPOT”!”
“I have now made one very interesting looking poncho from a pretty hankie for the favourite dolly of the moment, but I am going to keep looking for proper clothes.”
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