Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


a hoodie

Alternative forms[edit]


From hood +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix). In sense “person wearing a hoodie”, influenced by sense -ie (person associated with suffixed noun, often derogatory); compare townie.


  • IPA(key): /ˈhʊdi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊdi


hoodie (plural hoodies)

  1. A sweatshirt, with an integral hood and, sometimes, a large kangaroo pocket at the front.
    You can buy hoodies on the cheap in summer.
    Synonyms: kangaroo, kangaroo jacket, bunny hug
  2. (Britain, slang, often with negative connotation of yobbishness) A young person wearing such a sweatshirt, usually a male.
    • 2006,The Guardian, July 10, London
      Show more understanding of hoodies, urges Cameron
    • 2012, Harriet Sergeant, The only place my hoodie friend felt at home? Prison (in the Mail Online)
      En route, we dropped by the home of Lips — one of the very few gang members who still lived with his mother — to pick up some clothes for Tuggy. There, we discussed which pair of trainers to bring him — no small decision, as the soul of the hoodie resides in his trainers.
    The wolf was accused of attacking a young girl, but it pleaded that it was simply motivated by the Prime Minister's speech to hug a hoodie.
  3. (slang) foreskin
  4. hooded crow, Corvus cornix


The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]



hoodie f (plural hoodies)

  1. hoodie