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A racist term invented by insecure people who aren't smart enough to know why Arabs a wear head covering. In desert countries with sweltering heat, wearing a head covering to protect from sand storms makes sense. In the Arabian penisula the covering is called a Shumagg which is held by a band called an Ogal. This is the head dress which flows down from the head past the shoulders like what Yasser Arafat use to wear.

Covering one's head has it's roots in the Old Testament. It outlines the garments a priest must wear when conducting a service in the temple. It is the reason Jews wear the yarmulka and why women use to wear hats in church.
Can you believe I use to be so dumb that I called Arabs rag heads? Thankfully I went to University, obtained a well paying job, learned about Middle East history and now I am no longer an insecure racist.
by John P99 October 16, 2007
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The rag being a turban and the head being that of a middle eastern or far eastern male. Although not all middle eastern or far eastern people wear turbans the term raghead is used in any case. It's the same as calling an Iraqi a Paki. See alse: towelhead, sand nigger, Paki, camel jockey, oil nigger.
Taxi Driver: Those damn armericans are always putting there noses where they shouldn't.
Taxi's Fare: Shut up yah fuckin raghead! What the fuck do you know anyway.
by Cousin Carnie September 05, 2005
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Any ethnic individual whose culure and/or religion dictates that they wear a cloth device/headress on their head. Usually derogatory.
Man, I noticed alot of rag-heads when I was in London!
by Smokey March 03, 2005
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1. A person of Middle Eastern or North African decent(derogatory)

2. a Hindu Indian(derogatory)

3. a gypsy(derogatory)
He got fired for calling his co-worker a raghead.
by Light Joker March 30, 2006
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n. An offensive term for Muslims, Arabs, or all Middle-Easterners, referring to the turbans that some wear.

See also sand nigger
After being called a raghead at a party, Ashley swore to never tan again.
by Holly-Day January 25, 2004
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rag head=Yorkshire (which is a county in England for all you rednecks owt der) slang for muslim. Men or women can be rag heads,rag head women look like ninja's and they dont have jobs and they cant drive for curry powder. You can spot a rag head man from a mile away, just look out for bed sheets walking around.
Fuck sake lik, i sed no garlic sauce on ma donna meat and chips ya fuckin rag head

No rag head i wont get out of your 'bloody shop', ill leave when i wanna leave
by D to the N January 16, 2007
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A man who wears a RAG on his HEAD
by 2nerla December 24, 2011
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An offensive term used to describe Muslim Extremists who have no idea what the heck allah's will is.
"Those ragheads are stupid to be blowing themselves up to make a point."
by PatsFreak101 August 19, 2005
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