hood·​ie | \ ˈhu̇-dē How to pronounce hoodie (audio) \
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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

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But if hoodies aren't in your vocabulary, then proceed ahead for some Coachella outfit inspo. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "These Coachella Outfit Ideas Are So Good, You'll Be Watching the Likes Roll In," 7 Mar. 2019 The group’s strategy was simply to run into the stores wearing hoodies, grab as many display products as possible, and run out. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Seventeen charged in Apple theft ring that stole $1 million in merchandise," 28 Sep. 2018 These hoodies are a #1 best-seller and 84% of reviewers gave them a five-start rating. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "E5 College Sweatshirts Are 50% off on Amazon Right Now," 10 Aug. 2018 Police asked for the public’s help and released a photo of the two people, who wore dark hoodies pulled over their heads and had their faces covered. Washington Post, "Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant," 25 May 2018 The trio, wearing hoodies, entered University Market, at University at Winona avenues about 4:10 p.m., Officer Robert Heims said. Teri Figueroa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Thief jumps counter, swipes cash from market," 27 Apr. 2018 Pillow Pets run about $20 to $25; animal-head hoodies are about $20; at www.mypillowpets.com. Judi Dash, Philly.com, "Travel Gadget Guru, by Judi Dash: Creature comforts," 17 Jan. 2018 The unarmed, hoodie-clad teen's death reignited debates about racial profiling, and the jury's not-guilty verdict for shooter George Zimmerman the following year sparked rallies across the country and birthed the Black Lives Matter movement. Janet Mock, Marie Claire, ""I Think About My Son Every Day": Trayvon Martin's Mother on Life Five Years Later," 17 Jan. 2017 Fuzzy pullovers and hoodies, for starters, are just two popcorn offerings that will keep you toasty. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Pinterest Says Popcorn Sweaters Are the Biggest Trend This Christmas," 7 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of hoodie

informal : a hooded sweatshirt

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