Definition of snood in English:



  • 1An ornamental hairnet or fabric bag worn over the hair at the back of a woman's head.

    ‘her blonde hair was held in place by a velvet-mesh snood’
    • ‘You can certainly have your professional hair designer add hair ornaments, hair jewelry, snoods or a tiara.’
    • ‘The technique was commonly used for different kinds of headgear, such as caps, hoods, bonnets, hairnets and snoods, as well as for stockings, mittens, collars and sashes.’
    • ‘Her hair she wore in a lace snood that let a few stray wisps of curly blonde hair fall into her face.’
    • ‘She was a pretty woman, with soft eyes, and dark hair bundled in a snood, dressed in a gray frock with white collar and cuffs.’
    • ‘Sam had her hair put up into a snood to keep it out of her way.’
    • ‘Wait, now- here is a curl which slipped out of place, as I tucked it carefully under your snood.’
    • ‘Though I think Lisa's planning on wearing a snood, so I probably have nothing to worry about.’
    • ‘Some people use a snood to keep it in place at night, while others shampoo theirs every day.’
    1. 1.1historical A ribbon or band worn by unmarried women in Scotland to confine their hair.
  • 2A wide ring of knitted material worn as a hood or scarf.

    ‘Flowing gowns with side-splits reveal slim-line trousers and overtly high necks have dangerously low backs, whilst knitted snoods and jumpers are layered over strapless columned dresses.’
    ‘The one on the right seems annoyed that he didn't have the same bright idea as the one on the left to wear a snood under his police jacket.’
  • 3A short line attaching a hook to a main line in sea fishing.

    ‘a bit of silver paper wrapped on the snood often triggers a bite’
    • ‘Long-lining involves, as the name suggests, a long line to which several hooks are attached to by short snoods.’
    • ‘If the bait spins it will inevitably tangle these short snoods and the baits will not be well presented.’
    • ‘He was using a 50 lb mono hook snood and the fish shut its mouth and cut through the line almost clean.’
    • ‘One is to incorporate one or two swivels into the snood or present your bait so that it flutters in the tide rather than spinning like a whirling Dervish.’
    • ‘An eighteen inch snood dropped off from the swivel so that the two baits would fish almost in line with one another.’


Old English snōd, of unknown origin.