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a hoodie

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



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hoodie (plural hoodies)

  1. A sweatshirt, with an integral hood and, sometimes, a large kangaroo pocket at the front.
  2. (Britain, slang) 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.
  3. (slang) Foreskin.



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