/snoohd/, n.
1. the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England.
2. a headband for the hair.
3. a netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman's hair.
4. the pendulous skin over the beak of a turkey.
5. to bind or confine (the hair) with a snood.
[bef. 900; ME: fillet, ribbon; OE snod]

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▪ hair ornament
      either of two types of hair ornament worn by women. The Scottish snood was a narrow circlet or ribbon fastened around the head and worn primarily by unmarried women, as a sign of chastity. During the Victorian era, hairnets worn for decoration were called snoods, and this term came to mean a netlike hat or part of a hat that caught the hair in the back. In the 1930s the name was given to a netlike bag worn at the back of a woman's head to hold the hair. During World War II snoods were immensely popular in factories, where they were worn to keep hair from being caught in machinery.

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  • Snood — Snood, n. [AS. sn[=o]d. Cf. Snare.] 1. The fillet which binds the hair of a young unmarried woman, and is emblematic of her maiden character. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] And seldom was a snood amid Such wild, luxuriant ringlets hid. Sir W. Scott.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snood — Snood, v. t. To bind or braid up, as the hair, with a snood. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • snood|ed — «SNOO dihd», adjective. 1. wearing a snood. 2. bound with a snood …   Useful english dictionary

  • snood — snood·ing; snood; …   English syllables

  • snood — [sno͞od] n. [via ME dial. < OE snod, ult. < IE base * snē , to twist threads, spin > NEEDLE] 1. a tie or ribbon for the hair, esp. as formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland 2. a baglike net worn at the back of a woman s head… …   English World dictionary

  • snood — O.E. snod ribbon for the hair, from P.Gmc. *snodo (Cf. Swed. snod string, cord ), from PIE root * (s)ne to spin, sew (Cf. Lett. snate a linen cover, O.Ir. snathe thread; see NEEDLE (Cf. needle)). Meaning net or bag worn over …   Etymology dictionary

  • snood — ► NOUN 1) an ornamental hairnet or pouch worn over the hair at the back of a woman s head. 2) a wide ring of knitted material worn as a hood or scarf. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • snood — I. noun Etymology: Middle English *snod, from Old English snōd Date: before 12th century 1. a. Scottish a fillet or band for a woman s hair b. a net or fabric bag pinned or tied on at the back of a woman s head for holding the hair 2. snell II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snood — 1. noun /snuːd/ a) 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. serious girls with their hair in snoods entered numbers into logbooks [...]. b) A… …   Wiktionary

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