Poncho



[pon-choh] /ˈpɒn tʃoʊ/

noun, plural ponchos.
1.
a blanketlike cloak with a hole in the center to admit the head, originating in South America, now often worn as a raincoat.
/ˈpɒntʃəʊ/
noun (pl) -chos
1.
a cloak of a kind originally worn in South America, made of a rectangular or circular piece of cloth, esp wool, with a hole in the middle to put the head through
n.

type of blanket-like South American cloak, 1717, from American Spanish poncho, from Araucanian (Chile) pontho “woolen fabric,” perhaps influenced by Spanish poncho (adj.), variant of pocho “discolored, faded.”

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