\ˈsnüd \

Definition of snood 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a 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


snooded; snooding; snoods

Definition of snood (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to secure with a snood

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snood 1b

In the meaning defined above

Examples of snood in a Sentence

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Posh animals will find options like the timeless tuxedo and shirred dresses, while those who are normcore inclined are also covered (snoods and hoodies made of sustainable bamboo). Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "The Secret Price of Pets," 4 July 2018 Her other winter accessories include a deep red cashmere snood scarf from the Scottish cashmere brand Brora. Diana Pearl,, "Kate Middleton Wore the Perfect Winter Outfit Today — and You Can Get Her Cozy Look!," 30 Jan. 2018 A normally modest Lisa Gherardini appears for her sitting heavily rouged, her hair in a snood, her lavish jewelry and ornamental scarves someone else’s idea. Christine Dolen, miamiherald, "Intriguing stories swirl in new play about the iconic Mona Lisa," 17 July 2017 Colors of MONEY If your mink snood is a deep emerald hue, what shade should your earrings be? Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "The Real Model T," 1 Sep. 2014

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First Known Use of snood


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


1714, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snood


Middle English *snod, from Old English snōd

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