poncho

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English[edit]

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Brazilian president Lula da Silva wearing a poncho

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish, from Quechua punchu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poncho (plural ponchos)

  1. A simple garment, made from a rectangle of cloth, with a slit in the middle for the head.
    • 1975, Margery Turner Fisher, Who's Who in Children's Books, page 203
      Garibaldi, with his cowboy's poncho, red shirt and the black ostrich feathers in his wide hat []
    • 2011, Bruce N. Anderson, Wingtips Under a Bolivian Poncho, page 130
      It was a gringo in a poncho. It was not really accurate to his suits worn today, but Julia would understand the symbolism that he was adapting to the culture and expectations while far away from home.
  2. A similar waterproof garment, with a hood.
    • 2001, Michael Rutter, Camping Made Easy, 2nd ed., page 98
      If you have to hike all day in a poncho, your pants will be wet thigh-high before long (never mind how fast you'll get wet if you have to go through wet brush or grass).

Translations[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Quechua punchu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poncho m (plural ponchos)

  1. poncho

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Quechua punchu.

Noun[edit]

poncho m (plural ponchos)

  1. poncho

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of ponchar.

Verb[edit]

poncho

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of ponchar.