Definition of poncho
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 : a waterproof garment resembling a poncho and having an integral hood
Recent Examples of poncho from the Web
Poncho, a 6-year-old African grey parrot, was used to spending his summer days lounging at North Avenue Beach.
Asian styles were evoked in the multitudinous use of layers — a thick hybrid poncho in Cerulean blue with tassels, or an oversize coat covered in blurred text that looked like a decorative pattern.
The sneaker itself is dropping alongside other ACG products—including a ripstop poncho, fleece shorts, and a bucket cap—on May 18 at NikeLab.
Rain ponchos and boots may have been the sensible picks for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, but fashion-forward attendees wouldn’t let a little rain stop them from parading their finest hats.
Kyle Green email@example.com Tim Flaherty, left, hands a poncho to a homeless man near Cooper Court, the site of a former tent city for homeless people.
Brown and his peers are willing to utter the unspeakable truth: Hemp ponchos and vegan sandals are butt-ugly, and most people who wear them look ridiculous.
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Origin and Etymology of poncho
American Spanish, from Mapuche
First Known Use: 1717See Words from the same year
PONCHO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poncho for English Language Learners
: 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
PONCHO Defined for Kids
Definition of poncho for Students
: a garment that is like a blanket with a hole in the middle for the head
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