So why the h*ll is it called a Snood?

by mediocremum on 14/12/2012

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I appreciate you can wear it around your neck like a scarf or pull it up over your head like a hoody?  So, why is it not call a Scoody, Hoofy, Scardy, Shoody, Hody, Horf or some other daft combination?  The ‘sn’ bit has me a bit perplexed.  Can anyone shed some light on this?

But who cares about all that, the most important thing is that this Lambswool Snood is keeping me toasty during this cold snap we’re having!  Yes, I’ve been wearing it indoors recently.

Disclosure:  The Snood was compliments of Presents for Men

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1 Jim December 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

Its so named after the Old English word snõd


2 mediocremum December 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm



3 Trevor December 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

No idea about the name. But I can’t help noticing it’s from Presents for Men.

You are a woman. I am a man.

You should send it to me immediately.


4 mediocremum December 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I had the same train of thought, but it’s a site for men to buy gifts for others. :-)


5 Trevor December 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm



6 Knitty Mummy December 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I had to wikipedia it – and it as first recorded as a word in 725, so it probably pre-dates the words scarf and hoodie


7 mediocremum December 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Ahhh! Thank you!


8 Carolin December 14, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Look at all the linguists here, I had my own clever explanation in my head: snug+hood = snood, well at least in my head ;)


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