hood·​ie | \ ˈhu̇-dē How to pronounce hoodie (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of hoodie

: a hooded sweatshirt There were lots of kids milling around in this area, so I pulled what was left of my hoodie over my head and kept my face down, hands in pockets, as we made our way through the crowd.— R. J. Palacio

Examples of hoodie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Warm up your workout with this cute zip-front hoodie, available in black, teal and purple. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Stick to your resolutions with the best of Amazon’s New Year New You deals," 5 Jan. 2021 This style is available in a hoodie ($69.99), as a T-shirt ($29.99) and in a women’s long sleeve T-shirt ($34.99). Kristen Davis, cleveland, "Cleveland Browns 2020 Playoffs shirts, hats, hoodies you can buy now," 3 Jan. 2021 After Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager in a hooded sweatshirt, was shot and killed during his walk home in a Florida subdivision, Mr. Warnock appeared in the pulpit wearing a hoodie (a maroon one, from Morehouse). New York Times, "Raphael Warnock, From the Pulpit to Politics, Doesn’t Shy From ‘Uncomfortable’ Truths," 2 Jan. 2021 The second suspect is a Black male wearing a black hoodie, a camouflage vest and black pants. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "2 suspects sought in holdup at CVS on Birmingham’s Southside," 30 Dec. 2020 Francis was last seen wearing a black hoodie, camouflage pants and black shoes with white soles. Lucas Manfredi, Fox News, "Allegheny County police search for suspect involved in shooting of McKeesport officer," 21 Dec. 2020 He was last seen wearing jeans, a red hoodie, white t-shirt, denim vest and orange LeBron James tennis shoes. NBC News, "Seven years of Dateline's Missing in America: 156 still missing," 5 Dec. 2020 In Maryland, DeLayfette Burnside, 25, strolled into Patauxent Valley Middle School in Howard County wearing a red hoodie, black sweatpants and a white K95 mask to cast his first vote ever. Washington Post, "Few lines, no waits: So many voted early in D.C. area that Election Day so far has been a breeze," 3 Nov. 2020 Favored by celebrities, including Mila Kunis, Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union, Splendid has a slew of cozy designs, including the Snowland hoodie ($148) and jogger ($128), available at splendid.com. Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, "The absolute comfiest loungewear of 2020," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of hoodie

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoodie

hood entry 1 + -ie

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The first known use of hoodie was in 1990

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11 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Hoodie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoodie. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hoodie

informal : a hooded sweatshirt

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