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The Word

In the hood

By Jan Freeman
Globe Staff / March 14, 2004

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"SO -- HOODIES , the `hood , hoodlums ?" inquired a friend last week, fresh from a discussion of the words in question. The consensus so far, she reported, was that hoodie , short for hooded sweatshirt, and 'hood , for neighborhood, had no etymological connection. But was there a link between hoodies and the hoodlums who sometimes wear them ... (Full Article: 782 Words)

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