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In one form or another, the do-rag has been around for thousands of years. In America, early American men and women tied bandanas on their heads for protection against the elements. The do-rag gained widespread acceptance among women as a fashion statement after "Rosie the Riveter," the symbol of working women, was featured in a World War II poster wearing a do-rag. Although exactly when the motorcycle community adopted the do-rag is unclear, they began appearing in motorcycle clubs in the late 1960's and early 1970's. With the changing of designs and the addition of sweatbands and polymer cooling crystals the do rag has gained popularity among a whole new line of life styles such as doctors, law enforcement, construction workers, chemo patients, welders, PE teachers, paintball players, athletes, chefs and is growing popularity daily in many other life styles.

Although there are many ways to spell Do-Rag such as Doo Rag, Du Rag, Dew Rag and many other variations, when pronounced they all sound the same. There are also other names that they are called by such as Skull-Cap, Scrub-Cap, and Head-Wrap. A Do-Rag however should not be confused with the Bandanna. A Bandana is a single piece of cloth, usually 22"x22" and is folded in half than tied onto the head for covering. Where as a Do-Rag consists of several pieces of fabric, also known as panels, sewn together to form a shape that will fit snug onto the head similar to a baseball cap. There may be as few as two panels or up to five or more panels in the construction of each Do-Rag.
The average biker wears a doo rag to protect their head, hair, ears, and neck from the wind and sun.
by Chellee/Ragman April 02, 2008
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1.
A silk-like material worn around the head of black males as a fashion statement. It wraps around the skull, with a small flap hanging down in the rear, over the neck.

Doo-Rags originated in prisons in the 1970's, to try and simulate the long hair of a (male) female inmate, so the (male) males, could easily tell them apart. They were originally black, but many colors are in use today.

Now banned in most prisons of today, Doo-Rags have moved into main stream black fashion, and the use no longer signifies any sexual connotations. Court cases in New York City have supported the use of Doo-rags at work, when employers complained that it was not "appropriate". Black men have even been seen in a business suit, coming from work, wearing a doo rag. Bald Black men (with no braids) also wear doo rags. A doo rag, under a baseball cap, it also gaining popularity.

The word derivation is "Hairdoo rag"
Did you see Jamal? He look fly in his doo-rag
by Lakeisha Montrell June 23, 2007
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3.
Something white people should never wear.
Look at Bob! What the fuck is that on his head? A doo rag?!?
by doesnt look like a pumpkin September 03, 2006
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4.
a silk-like material worn around the head of black males (mainly) to ensure that their braids will last longer than 5 days. This material can also be seen worn (by males) at the mall, at school, the corner store, ect.
Baby, if I don't sleep with my doo rag on, you gon' have to re-braid my hair in a coupe dayz.
by doll478 February 24, 2006
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5.
a peice of material worn mostly by male African Americans in order to get waves in their hair
"Why does Eminem wear doo rags? There is no way he can get waves"
by the_aftermath May 19, 2005
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6.
cloth worn to protect ones doo (hair do). orginally worn to protect a "process". doo rags have been in play since the 40's

the doo rag did not originate in prisons in the seventies contrary to tv and other popular beliefs
he knotted in his doo rag slightly to side; hoping to keep his hair laid until the weekend.
by darkgreencomet March 03, 2008
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7.
Spacial hat-flap with a securing strap that is fixed around the cranium for immediate thug-like flava. Doubles as protective sun gear.
Yo,Homes, yo doorag be pimpin in the hizzouse. Thug Wear
by Weewee Doo March 04, 2005
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