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hoody

noun

less common spelling of

: 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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hoody

adjective \ ˈhu̇-dē , ˈhü- \

Definition of hoody

informal
: relating to, suggestive of, associated with, or having the character of a hoodlum
  • With Kiel Martin gone, the newly titled "Boys Will Be Boys" focuses entirely on teenage Chazz (Matthew Perry) and his hoody friend Booch (William Gallo).
  • The Pittsburgh Press
  • In 1979, for instance, a number of young men had acquired a faintly hoody look …
  • —Orville Schell
  • Battered by racism, by hoody music-business people, and by a succession of manipulative lovers (she married twice), she hid behind a violent temper and a foul mouth, and searched most of her life for solace in drugs and drink.
  • —Whitney Balliette

First Known Use of hoody

1956


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