Shawl vs Poncho - What's the difference?

shawl | poncho |


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.

shawl

English

Noun

(wikipedia shawl) (en noun)
  • A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , 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,

    Derived terms

    * beshawled

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wrap in a shawl.
  • (Thackeray)

    poncho

    English

    (wikipedia poncho)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • 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).

    See also

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