do-rag

or doo-rag, do rag, du-rag

[ doo-rag ]
/ ˈduˌræg /

noun Slang.

a kerchief or scarf worn on the head to protect the hairdo, especially after kinky hair has been straightened.

Nearby words

  1. do-it-yourself,
  2. do-little,
  3. do-nothing,
  4. do-nothingism,
  5. do-or-die,
  6. do-re-mi,
  7. do-si-do,
  8. do.,
  9. doa,
  10. doab

Origin of do-rag

First recorded in 1960–65; (hair)do + rag1

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Word Origin and History for do-rag

do-rag

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper