snood

[ snood ]
/ snud /

noun

the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England.
a headband for the hair.
a netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman's hair.
the pendulous skin over the beak of a turkey.

verb (used with object)

to bind or confine (the hair) with a snood.

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Origin of snood

before 900; Middle English: fillet, ribbon; Old English snōd
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British Dictionary definitions for snood

snood
/ (snuːd) /

noun

a pouchlike hat, often of net, loosely holding a woman's hair at the back
a headband, esp one formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland
vet science a long fleshy appendage that hangs over the upper beak of turkeys

verb

(tr) to hold (the hair) in a snood

Word Origin for snood

Old English snōd; of obscure origin
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