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do-rag

[doo-rag] /ˈduˌræg/
noun, Slang.
1.
a kerchief or scarf worn on the head to protect the hairdo, especially after kinky hair has been straightened.
Also, doo-rag, do rag, du-rag.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; (hair)do + rag1
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Word Origin and History for dorags

do-rag

n.

by 1973 (said to date to 1960s in DAS), Black English, from hairdo + rag (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dorags

do-rag

modifier

: that famous do-rag militant, Sammy Davis

noun

A cloth or scarf worn over a processed hairdo or ''conk'': wears a ''do-rag'' on his new hairdo as he pours out hatred of whites/ Plaid work shirt, do-rag, pointy-toed shoes (1960s+ Black)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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