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

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

8 comments
Carolin
Carolin

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

Knitty Mummy
Knitty Mummy

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

Trevor
Trevor

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.

Jim
Jim

Its so named after the Old English word snõd

mediocremum
mediocremum

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