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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Visitors at the blōhsh pop-up got a chance to pose in front of a yellow backdrop, as well as have first dibs at the new merch, which also includes t-shirts, knitted hats, hoodies, socks and snap bracelets. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "You Can Now Buy a Billie Eilish Doll, Courtesy of Takashi Murakami," 29 May 2019 Fans can basically shop Billie's closet, because the collection includes all her favorite streetwear staples: oversized hoodies, graphic T-shirts, and beanies with graphics from the music video. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Here's Where You Can Shop Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami Merchandise Now," 4 Apr. 2019 At the 76ers basketball game, Kendall styled her bleach tie-dye hoodie under a jersey. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner and Rihanna Wore Tie-Dye In Completely Different Ways," 14 Mar. 2019 Even without her visor, the hood of her fitted black hoodie comes up over her head, and her chest is curved inward, her guardedness a contrast to her open smile and bearing on TV talk shows and red carpets. Meredith Talusan, SELF, "Trans Is Beautiful: Laverne Cox on the Work of Self-Love," 17 Oct. 2018 Astros hoodies and beanies were a big hit in the merch stores to say the least. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Fans descend on Minute Maid Park for triumphant Astros FanFest," 13 Jan. 2018 As of early Monday morning, the hoodie was still available for sale. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, "H&M Faces Twitter Backlash for "Racist" Hoodie," 8 Jan. 2018 As of Monday morning, the hoodie is still available on its website, although the model's image was no longer posted. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "H&M monkey hoodie sparks outrage for "racist" image," 8 Jan. 2018 Think: showgoers in slouchy jeans, statement hoodies, and pillowy sneakers. Vogue, "At Tokyo Fashion Week, Goths, Punks, and Skaters Ruled the Streets," 25 Mar. 2019

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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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