- a tie or ribbon for the hair, esp. as formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland
- a baglike net worn at the back of a woman's head to hold the hair
- a hat or part of a hat resembling this
Origin of snoodvia Middle English dialect, dialectal from Old English snod, ultimately from Indo-European base an unverified form sn?-, to twist threads, spin from source needle
- A bag typically made of net fabric that is worn at the back of the head to keep hair in place.
- A wide, loose, tubular scarf.
- A headband or fillet.
- A fleshy wrinkled fold of skin that hangs down over a turkey's beak.
transitive verbsnood·ed, snood·ing, snoods
Origin of snoodMiddle English snod headband from Old English snōd ; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.
top: hair net
bottom: on a wild turkey
- A band or ribbon for keeping the hair in place, including the hair-band formerly worn in Scotland and northern England by young unmarried women.
- A small hairnet or cap worn by women to keep their hair in place.
- The flap of red skin on the beak of a male turkey.
- A short line of horsehair, gut, monofilament, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer (usually heavier) line; a snell.
- A piece of clothing to keep the neck warm; neckwarmer.
(third-person singular simple present snoods, present participle snooding, simple past and past participle snooded)
- To keep the hair in place with a snood.
Old English snÅd.