This is a Wednesday’s Wonderful Words post, in which I chose a word, well-know or otherwise, and discuss why I think it’s so wonderful.
1. A blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center to admit the head, originating in South America, now often worn as a raincoat.
1717; from American Spanish; from Araucanian pontho; ‘woolen material’. Perhaps influenced by Spanish poncho, variant of pocho; ‘discoloured fabric’