hooded

adjective

hood·​ed ˈhu̇-dəd How to pronounce hooded (audio)
1
: having a hood
2
: shaped like a hood
hooded spathes
3
a
: having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the body
hooded bird
b
: having a crest on the head that suggests a hood
hooded seals
c
: having the skin at each side of the neck capable of expansion by movements of the ribs
a hooded cobra
4
: half-closed
hooded eyes
hoodedness noun

Examples of hooded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was dressed in a black Reebok hooded jacket, black ski mask and jeans and armed with a sledgehammer. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 May 2024 The state party has since disavowed McClanahan after a photo resurfaced online of him saluting in front of a burning cross next to a person who was wearing what appeared to be a hooded Ku Klux Klan robe. Kacen Bayless, Kansas City Star, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for hooded 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hooded was in the 15th century

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“Hooded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooded. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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