snood: Old English snōd "ribbon for the hair," from P.Gmc. *snodo (cf. Swed. snod "string, cord"), from PIE base *(s)ne- "to spin, sew" (cf. Lett. snate "a linen cover," O.Ir. snathe "thread;" see needle).- snood. Dictionary.com. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/snood (accessed: November 12, 2007).
- snood. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/snood (accessed: November 12, 2007).
- the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England.
- a headband for the hair.
- a netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman's hair.
[Origin: bef. 900; ME: fillet, ribbon; OE snōd]