Definition of do-rag in English:

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(also doo-rag)


North American
A scarf or cloth worn on the head, typically with its ends or corners tied together in the back: a young man dressed in baggy pants and a do-rag
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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.


1960s: from do1 (sense 1 of the noun) + rag1.

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Syllabification: do-rag

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