hood·​ed | \ ˈhu̇-dəd How to pronounce hooded (audio) \

Definition of hooded

1 : having a hood
2 : shaped like a hood hooded spathes
3a : 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

Other Words from hooded

hoodedness noun

Examples of hooded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This cute hooded robe has adorable animal ears and comes in four beautiful colors. Lauren Gray, Popular Mechanics, 10 Aug. 2022 She was last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with pastel blue dots, khaki shorts and no shoes, according to police. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2022 Both the hooded sweatshirt and the sweatpants featured a small Ralph Lauren logo, on top of the giant swirls of bright colors. Emma Becker, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2022 The Studio, painting a self-portrait while wearing a hooded white robe. Lily Meyer, The Atlantic, 24 May 2022 Brooklinen’s fluffy hooded robe is one of the best gifts for men who love to luxuriate at home as if every day is a spa day. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Jan. 2022 Performing in a boxer’s hooded robe, Henry is at first an endearing presence onstage. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Dressed for the stage in a hooded robe, shorts and house slippers, Henry warms up for his show like a boxer and then assaults his audience with a very edgy and not always successful battery of what might or might not be jokes. John Anderson, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2021 Surveillance video showed his killer in a hooded sweatshirt with multi-colored sneakers rush him from behind. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 27 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hooded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

14 Aug 2022

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“Hooded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooded. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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