poncho

noun
pon·​cho | \ ˈpän-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce poncho (audio) \
plural ponchos

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

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In practice, of course, things are a little different, as evidenced by Kid Rock’s flag poncho and Beyonce’s flag Daisy Dukes. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Are flag-wearing celebs being disrespectful or just following their own American tradition?," 5 July 2018 On Cover: Zero Maria + Cornejo rae poncho, $1,795. zeromariacornejo.com. Vernon François, Teen Vogue, "Serena Williams in Conversation With Naomi Wadler on Power, Activism, and Black Girl Magic," 12 Dec. 2018 Then there are grenades, food, and water, a poncho, and liner, plus personal items such as a flashlight, night vision gear, and medical kit. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever," 26 Dec. 2018 The Rise of the Poncho Light enough to be worn in a warm breeze but functional enough to take on a chill, the poncho has become a sleeper solution to dressing in a world rocked by climate change. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Top Trends of Pre-Fall 2019," 19 Dec. 2018 For her third look, Halsey — who performed with fellow artist HeyTeeTee — went pantsless, commanding the stage in an oversized mesh poncho and white sneakers. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Halsey Wears Air-Brushed Thigh High Boots for Billboard Hot 100 Festival," 19 Aug. 2018 At Chloé, Natacha Ramsay-Levi offered a boxy poncho with safety orange details, while Pierpaolo Piccioli cut one in quilted camouflage at Valentino. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Top Trends of Pre-Fall 2019," 19 Dec. 2018 Instead of packing up, bust out your Mickey poncho and stick around because rides continue in rainy conditions. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Only True Disney World Fanatics Will Ace This Quiz," 13 July 2018 The bags contain keepsakes such as an Order of Service for the royal wedding ceremony, a fridge magnet, a poncho in case of rain on the day, shortbread cookies, and chocolate coins. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gift Bags from Princess Eugenie's Wedding Are Selling for Less Than Meghan & Harry's $28,500 Record," 13 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of poncho

1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for poncho

American Spanish, from Mapuche

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poncho

noun

English Language Learners 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

poncho

noun
pon·​cho | \ ˈpän-chō How to pronounce poncho (audio) \
plural ponchos

Kids Definition of poncho

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

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