Shawl vs Poncho - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between shawl and poncho
is that shawl
is a square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders while poncho
is a simple garment, made from a rectangle of cloth, with a slit in the middle for the head.
As a verb shawl
is to wrap in a shawl.
A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls
, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps,
To wrap in a shawl.
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
* 2011 , Bruce N. Anderson, Wingtips Under a Bolivian Poncho , page 130
- Garibaldi, with his cowboy's poncho , red shirt and the black ostrich feathers in his wide hat
A similar waterproof garment, with a hood.
* 2001 , Michael Rutter, Camping Made Easy , 2nd ed., page 98
- 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.
- 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).