Word of the Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Definitions for snood

  1. a netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman's hair.
  2. a headband for the hair.
  3. the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England.

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Citations for snood
Her hair was up and held with a gauzy snood that flashed like diamonds beneath the gallery's downlighters. Stephen King, Duma Key: A Novel, 2008
Take your snood off and relax. Well put your stuff down anyway. Relax, chin, do something and re—y'know just enjoy yourself… Andy Warhol, a, A Novel, 1968
Origin of snood
Snood comes from the Old English term snod meaning "ribbon for the hair."