Definition of do-rag in English:


Syllabification: do-rag


US black slang
A scarf or cloth worn to protect one’s hairstyle: 13-year-old kids in big pants, “wife beater” T-shirts, and do-rags dancing to the sound of 50 Cent and calling each other “G.”
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  • They may not take offense at the men's do-rags and throwback baseball caps cocked to the side, but some of the women's tight jeans and skirts would certainly provoke ire.
  • For some it means wilderness treks, hemp do-rags, and a rigorous recycling regimen.
  • Others took a more direct-action approach: flicking pencils, playing with gum, fiddling with their do-rags, snapping rubber bands - an apparently inexhaustible repertoire of ‘acting out,’ as the school psychologists say.


1990s: from hairdo and rag.

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