verb (used with object)
Origin of hood1
Origin of hood2
Origin of 'hood
Origin of -hood
Related Words for hoodkerchief, mantle, veil, shawl, bonnet, protector, hat, wimple, purdah, cowl, yashmak, babushka, mantilla, coif, capuchin, cover, shade, awning, canopy, calash
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Contemporary Examples of hood
Micah is 10 years old and he had a coat geared to the season, a Patagonia winter jacket with a hood.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner
December 8, 2014
As McSpadden wailed in grief, Head climbed on the hood of the car to console her.The Baptism of Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson’s Baptism by Fire
November 27, 2014
They should put dude down in the hood and let him get what he deserves.Ferguson Tensions in Black and White
November 21, 2014
In the past six years they have helped launching the careers of Alexander Wang, Hood by Air and Altuzarra, just to name a few.It's Who You Know: The Power Players of New York Fashion Week
September 3, 2014
The polite term is urban crime fiction, but what they are really called is “hood books.”Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes
August 18, 2014
Historical Examples of hood
We got his hat, and we picked up the hood of the sky-light, but could not find the boy.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
I had conducted so much and so violently since; but I was not too old to remember Biddy's hood.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
He was carrying his gown and hood—I suppose it was that—on his arm.The Gentleman From Indiana
I can still see the tall old woman, with her brown cape and hood.
My thin face was nearly covered by my hair, which was flattened down by my hood.
Word Origin for hood
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -hood
"covering," Old English hod "hood," from Proto-Germanic *hodaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian hod "hood," Middle Dutch hoet, Dutch hoed "hat," Old High German huot "helmet, hat," German Hut "hat," Old Frisian hode "guard, protection"), from PIE *kadh- "cover" (see hat).
Modern spelling is early 1400s to indicate a "long" vowel, which is no longer pronounced as such. Meaning "removable cover for an automobile engine" attested by 1905. Little Red Riding Hood (1729) translates Charles Perrault's Petit Chaperon Rouge ("Contes du Temps Passé" 1697).
"gangster," 1930, American English, shortened form of hoodlum.
"to put a hood on," c.1200, from hood (n.1). Related: Hooded; hooding.
shortened form of neighborhood, by 1987, U.S. black slang.
word-forming element meaning "state or condition of being," from Old English -had "condition, position," cognate with German -heit, Dutch -heid, all from Proto-Germanic *haidus "manner, quality," literally "bright appearance," from PIE (s)kai- (1) "bright, shining." Originally a free-standing word (see hade); in Modern English it survives only in this suffix.