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[hoo d-ee; for 2 also Scot. hoo-dee] /ˈhʊd i; for 2 also Scot. ˈhu di/
Also, hoody. Informal. a hooded sweatshirt, sweater, or jacket.
Also called hoodie crow. Scot. the hooded crow.
Origin of hoodie
1780-90 for def 2; hood1 + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • hoodie said nothing, but sat down quietly on her little chair, leaning her head on her hands.

    Hoodie Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • "They'd say anything," said hoodie the Crow, keeping behind the Peacock's tail.

  • All love must do good to a nature like hoodie's, and her love for the bird may teach her other things.

    Hoodie Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • "Did I ever tell you," said hoodie, hiding the feathers behind a bush.

  • "Naughty hoodie," and they glanced round indignantly at hoodie.

    Hoodie Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
British Dictionary definitions for hoodie


noun (informal)
a hooded sweatshirt
a young person who wears a hooded sweatshirt, regarded by some as a potential hooligan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for hoodie

a close-fitting sweatshirt with a hood's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for hoodie

also hoody, slang shortening of hooded sweatshirt, attested by 1991. Earlier it was a familiar term for the hooded crow (1789).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for hoodie



A hooded sweatshirt or top: hoodies in every color and style

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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