- a cloak like a blanket with a hole in the middle for the head, worn in Spanish America
- any similar garment, esp. a waterproof one worn as a raincoat
Origin of ponchoAmerican Spanish from Araucanian, woolen cloth
- A blanketlike cloak having a hole in the center for the head.
- A similar garment having a hood used as a raincoat.
Origin of ponchoAmerican Spanish from Spanish cape perhaps variant of pocho faded, discolored