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 For Marquez, an empowering outfit looks like her new ensemble from Freak City: a pair of blue pants with a skirt sewn on and a matching hoodie all covered in orange flames. Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 The Associated Press reported Griner appeared for the brief hearing Friday at a court outside Moscow in handcuffs and wearing an orange hoodie. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 17 May 2022 Turner was decked out in all white, pairing a white hoodie with matching pants and sneakers. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 13 May 2022 For Friday's brief hearing, Griner appeared at a court outside Moscow handcuffed, wearing an orange hoodie. Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 13 May 2022 The suspect was described as a young man in a white hoodie carrying a bag. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 12 May 2022 Take this mask and a red hoodie and the look is complete. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 11 May 2022 The three-piece range ($45 to $100) includes a tee, pants and a hoodie featuring the Swoosh at an upright angle and minimalist graphics. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Apr. 2022 Sadie recognized the man’s black hoodie with a Black Lives Matter logo. ELLE, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

23 May 2022

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“Hoodie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoodie. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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