hood·​ie | \ ˈhu̇-dē \
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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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Her top, while close to Selena's was a little more affordable (depending on your hoodie price standards) and costs about $845. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber Wore the Same Outfit and Both Looked Amazing," 4 Jan. 2019 In the video, Hailey wears her go-to black hoodie and has her hair in a high half-ponytail, but Kendall goes full-blown fall fashion with her look, opting for a half-zip turtleneck in a bright light-catching silver metallic. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore a Metallic Top on “Carpool Karaoke”," 16 Oct. 2018 The Weeknd kept things classic in a simple black hoodie and skinny jeans. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Do Couples Style in Matching Chunky Sneakers," 29 Sep. 2018 The four men, wearing black and blue hoodies covering their heads, were described by the department in a statement on Facebook Tuesday as four black men, and are offering a cash reward to anyone who comes forward with more information. Ashley Wong, USA TODAY, "Four thieves steal over $27,000 worth of goods from Apple store in Fresno," 12 July 2018 The suspect was described as a black man in his 30s who wore a black hoodie. Jan Hefler, Philly.com, "West Philly deli owner is shot with AK-47 assault rifle," 5 May 2018 Just one month before the royal wedding, she was spotted leaving the gym, sporting a black hoodie and dark sunglasses. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Hits the Gym One Month Before the Royal Wedding," 16 Apr. 2018 Thompson was last seen wearing a black hoodie, white T-shirt, dark pants and white shoes. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "SWAT teams search for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects in Anchorage shooting," 12 Apr. 2018 Here, the first responders are typically pairs of hoodie-wearing crisis workers and medics driving white vans stocked with medical supplies, blankets and water. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "When Mental-Health Experts, Not Police, Are the First Responders," 24 Nov. 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

: a hooded sweatshirt

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