hood·ie | \ˈhu̇-dē \
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

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Core 10 Be Warm Thermal Fitted Run Hoodie: The ultimate lightweight thermal, this hoodie is perfect for all-season running; just pull it on and go. Susan Brickell, Health.com, "Amazon Just Leaked an Early Prime Day Deal—and It’s Perfect for Fitness Junkies," 12 July 2018 And there was a refresh of his Champion sportswear pieces in subtle Malibu tones, like the hoodie with contrasting sleeves in sandy brown and pale pink. Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, "New York Men’s Fashion Week Ends on High Note with Todd Snyder Show," 12 July 2018 Shop the eBay sale Express There's a ton of BOGO deals on jeans and hoodies over at Express right now. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "All the other stores having sales for Amazon Prime Day," 13 July 2018 Justin, on the other hand, went for a decidedly more covered look in head-to-toe blue, with a pair of track-striped jogger pants in navy and bright blue Thrasher hoodie. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin on Date With Fiancé Justin Bieber in Bra Top," 13 July 2018 At the rear are the products that customers in this section of West Hollywood already have named their favorites, such as running pants for women and hoodies for men. Ronald D. White, latimes.com, "Nike knows what Angelenos like to buy. Its new data-driven store will stock those products," 12 July 2018 And in between celebrating the Black college experience (specifically HBCUs), the first Black woman to ever headline the music festival championed Black bodies, feminism, activism, and her family, all while wearing a custom Balmain hoodie. refinery29.com, "Beyoncé & Balmain Team Up — & 100% Of Proceeds Go To Charity," 10 July 2018 Valérie Thérèse Bart’s costumes (a bright yellow dress for St. Francis’s trainer, a droopy hoodie for the depressed and resentful trainer of Prince Gabriel III of Belgium, played by John Tibbetts ) made each character distinctive. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera,’ ‘Rocking Horse Winner’ and ‘The Consul’ Reviews," 9 July 2018 Get our daily newsletter Yoweri Museveni, the president, has proposed solutions ranging from more security cameras to a ban on hoodies. The Economist, "Uganda’s politicised police force is not reducing crime," 5 July 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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22 Oct 2018

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The first known use of hoodie was in 1990

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English Language Learners Definition of hoodie

: a hooded sweatshirt

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