Definitions for ponchoˈpɒn tʃoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pon•choˈpɒn tʃoʊ(n.)(pl.)-chos.

  1. a blanketlike cloak with an opening in the center to admit the head, orig. worn in South America.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a waterproof garment styled like this, worn as a raincoat.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of poncho:

1710–20; < AmerSp < Araucanian


Princeton's WordNet

  1. poncho(noun)

    a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head


  1. poncho(Noun)

    A simple garment, made from a rectangle of cloth, with a slit in the middle for the head.

  2. poncho(Noun)

    A similar waterproof garment, with a hood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poncho(noun)

    a kind of cloak worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of a blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through. A kind of poncho made of rubber or painted cloth is used by the mounted troops in the United States service

  2. Poncho(noun)

    a trade name for camlets, or stout worsteds


  1. Poncho

    A poncho, punchu in Quechua is an outer garment designed to keep the body warm or, if made from a watertight material, to keep dry during rain. Ponchos have been used by the Native American peoples of the Andes since pre-Hispanic times and are now considered typical South American garments.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Poncho

    a kind of cloak or shawl, of woollen or alpaca cloth, oblong in shape, with a slit in the centre, through which the wearer passes his head, allowing the folds to cover his shoulders and arms to the elbows, and to fall down before and behind; worn by the native men in Chili and Argentina. Ponchos of waterproof are used by the United States cavalry.

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a garment made of, or like, a blanket, with a hole for the head.

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