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When did the term hoodie get popular, and do you use it?

Asked by JLeslie (55796points) November 5th, 2011

Wikipedia actually says it was during the 90’s the term became popular. It actually shocks me people were using hoodie so long ago. I worked in retail throughout the 90’s, never heard word. The first time I became aware of it was a few years ago my husband used it, and I had no idea what the heck he was talking about. I wasn’t sure if he was saying something incorrectly (which happens sometimes with him being ESL).

I always called it a sweat jacket with a hood. Or, a hooded sweat jacket.

I don’t like the term hoodie. Hood means ghetto or gangster type to me.

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