A hoodie (also called a hooded sweatshirt, hooded jumper or hoody) is a sweatshirt with a hood. Hoodies often include a muff sewn onto the lower front, and (usually) a drawstring to adjust the hood opening.
Hooded garments have been a documented part of men’s and women’s wear for centuries. The word hood derives from the Anglo-Saxon word hōd, ultimately of the same root as English hat. The garment’s style and form can be traced back to Medieval Europe when the normal clothing for monks included a hood called a cowl attached to a tunic or robes, and a chaperon or hooded cape was very commonly worn by any outdoors worker. Its appearance was known in England at least as early as the 12th century, possibly an import with the Norman conquest of England, as the capa was “a short hooded cloak which was common in Normandy.” The hooded sweatshirt was first produced in the United States starting in the 1930s. The modern clothing style was first produced by Champion in the 1930s and marketed to laborers working in freezing temperatures in upstate New York. The term hoodie entered popular usage in the 1990s