hoodie [hoo d-ee; for 2 also Scot. hoo-dee] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Also hood·y. Informal. a hooded sweatshirt, sweater, or jacket.
  2. Also called hoodie crow. Scot. the hooded crow.

Origin of hoodie 1780–90 for def 2; hood1 + -ie Examples from the Web for hoodie Contemporary Examples of hoodie

  • He turned around, not sure what to make of the girl in the glasses and NYU hoodie calling him like she knew him.

    Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams: We’re All His Goddamn Kids

    Mara Wilson

    August 18, 2014

  • From Jesse Eisenberg in a hoodie to Zach Braff’s Kickstarter, celebrities are all about social media.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge: Celebrities Promote ALS Awareness, Washboard Abs

    Amy Zimmerman

    August 11, 2014

  • The wide-eyed girl who led me backstage is now wearing a hoodie.

    A Mad Feast Is the Next ‘Sleep No More’

    Nina Strochlic

    February 3, 2014

  • The last scene is of Dante walking down a city street in an unzipped Brooklyn hoodie with his dad at his side.

    Dante de Blasio Might Just Have Gotten His Dad Elected Mayor

    Michael Daly

    August 14, 2013

  • Think George Zimmerman seeing a young black male with a hoodie who must be a punk who gets away with it.

    Trayvon Was Black. It Matters.

    Mark Geragos

    July 15, 2013

  • Historical Examples of hoodie

  • “We have no other stories in our family,” said Hoodie the Crow.

    The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said

    Padraic Colum

  • “Did I ever tell you,” said Hoodie, hiding the feathers behind a bush.

    The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said

    Padraic Colum

  • “They’d say anything,” said Hoodie the Crow, keeping behind the Peacock’s tail.

    The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said

    Padraic Colum

  • “Thank you, Cousin Magdalen, you are vezzy kind,” said Hoodie.


    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth

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


    Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth

  • British Dictionary definitions for hoodie hoodie noun informal

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

    Word Origin and History for hoodie n.

    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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