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Meaning of “hood” in the English Dictionary

"hood" in British English

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hoodnoun [C]

uk   us   /hʊd/
  • hood noun [C] (CLOTHING)

B2 part of a ​piece of ​clothing that can be ​pulled up to ​cover the ​top and back of the ​head: The ​coat has a ​detachable hood. a ​bag that is put over someone's ​head so that they cannot ​see or be ​recognized: The ​prisoners had been ​tortured and made to ​wear hoods.

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  • hood noun [C] (PLACE)

US slang (also 'hood) a ​poor neighbourhood: When he ​started he was just a ​poorboy from the hood - now he's a ​multimillionaire.

-hoodsuffix

uk   us   /-hʊd/
(Definition of hood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hood" in American English

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hoodnoun [C]

 us   /hʊd/
  • hood noun [C] (CLOTHING)

a ​part of a ​coat or ​jacket that can be used to ​cover the ​head: The ​raincoat comes with a detachable hood.
  • hood noun [C] (CAR)

the ​metalcover over the ​engine of a ​car
(Definition of hood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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