Meaning: a neighbourhood, especially in a poor, urban area
- Jerome often goes back to the hood to see his family and hang out with old friends.
- A lot of rap artists tell stories about life in the hood.
Origin: short for "neighbourhood"; first appeared in Black American English in the 1970's
Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If a rap album is called "Livin' in the Hood", it's probably about
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Contributor: Matt Errey