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poncho

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noun pon·cho \ˈpän-(ˌ)chō\

Simple Definition of poncho

  • : a piece of clothing that is used as a coat and that is made of a single piece of cloth or plastic with a hole in the middle for a person's head to go through

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of poncho

plural

ponchos

  1. 1 :  a blanket with a slit in the middle so that it can be slipped over the head and worn as a sleeveless garment

  2. 2 :  a waterproof garment resembling a poncho and having an integral hood

Origin and Etymology of poncho

American Spanish, from Mapuche


First Known Use: 1717


PONCHO Defined for Kids

poncho

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noun pon·cho \ˈpän-chō\

Definition of poncho for Students

plural

ponchos

  1. :  a garment that is like a blanket with a hole in the middle for the head




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