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do-rag

or doo-rag, do rag, du-rag

[doo-rag]
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noun Slang.
  1. a kerchief or scarf worn on the head to protect the hairdo, especially after kinky hair has been straightened.
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Origin of do-rag

First recorded in 1960–65; (hair)do + rag1
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Word Origin and History for do-rag

n.

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

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