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[hoo d-ee; for 2 also Scot. hoo-dee]
  1. Also hood·y. Informal. a hooded sweatshirt, sweater, or jacket.
  2. Also called hoodie crow. Scot. the hooded crow.
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Origin of hoodie

1780–90 for def 2; hood1 + -ie
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noun informal
  1. a hooded sweatshirt
  2. a young person who wears a hooded sweatshirt, regarded by some as a potential hooligan
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Word Origin and History for hoody



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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