hood·​ie ˈhu̇-dē How to pronounce hoodie (audio)
variants or less commonly hoody
: 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 Style it with a hoodie and jeans and be on your way—no fuss. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 26 Nov. 2023 The half-zip, made with the same buttery-soft material, doesn’t feel restricting compared to other hoodies or crewneck sweatshirts do. Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Big Blanket Hideout Hoodie This massively oversized hoodie is an absolute dream for holiday travel — or any time of year. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 23 Nov. 2023 Its products include mayonnaise, oil, salt, hot sauce and pasta sauce, as well as merchandise such as hoodies and spatulas. Kamaron Leach, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 Each Other’s Work The T-shirts and hoodies come in black or white and include both Archive and Balenciaga branding with a list of Archive’s albums on the back. Maghan McDowell, Vogue, 21 Nov. 2023 The person was captured on surveillance footage wearing a black hoodie, blue shorts, grey shoes, a green scarf, a knee brace on his right knee, and a dark backpack. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 18 Nov. 2023 The Pennsylvania Democrat was spotted at the rally wearing his signature hoodie and draped in an Israeli flag. Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 14 Nov. 2023 Wall is clad in all-black attire, including a Houston Texans hoodie. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


hood entry 1 + -ie

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoodie was in 1990

Dictionary Entries Near hoodie

Cite this Entry

“Hoodie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoodie. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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hood·​ie ˈhu̇-dē How to pronounce hoodie (audio)
variants also hoody
pl hoodies
: a hooded sweatshirt
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