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 to hold the hair
3. a hat or part of a hat resembling this
5. to bind or hold up (the hair) with a snood
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, compiled by the
editors of Webster’s New World Dictionaries. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Word origin of 'snood'
via ME dial. < OE snod
, ult. < IE base *snē-
, to twist threads, spin > needle