snood

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noun

1
a
Scotland : a fillet or band for a woman's hair
b
: a net or fabric bag pinned or tied on at the back of a woman's head for holding the hair
2
: snell
3
: a fleshy protuberance at the base of the bill of a turkey

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snood

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verb

snooded; snooding; snoods

transitive verb

: to secure with a snood

Examples of snood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Chanel snood and earrings. Allure, 13 May 2022 But ditch the snood for a more effective option. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, 13 Aug. 2020 Hubba hubba—just look at the snood on this boy! Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 16 Aug. 2013 Chanel snood, bandeau, shorts, necklaces, and earrings. Allure, 13 May 2022 There are at least 10, and each is both decorative and practical: the classic, the classic with a twist, the pretzel, the waterfall, the Gigi, the snood, the fling, the knot, the loop, and the hood (yes, it can also be worn over the head). Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 24 Oct. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English *snod, from Old English snōd

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1714, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snood was before the 12th century

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“Snood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snood. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

snood

noun
ˈsnüd
: a net or fabric bag for holding hair pinned or tied on at the back of the head

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