[hoo d-ee; for 2 also Scot. hoo-dee]


Also hood·y. 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
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noun informal

a hooded sweatshirt
a young person who wears a hooded sweatshirt, regarded by some as a potential hooligan
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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).

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