Definition of “hood” - English Dictionary

“hood” in British English

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hoodnoun [ C ]

uk /hʊd/ 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 poor boy from the hood - now he's a multimillionaire.

-hoodsuffix

uk / -hʊd/ 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 metal cover over the engine of a car

(Definition of “hood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)