- British military use, from Arabic شماغ (šmāġ). (Wiktionary)
“EVAN: And the only way I found that I can handle this summer after summer is I take what's called a shemagh, which is a traditional Afghani headwear, and I dip it in water in my cooler and I wrap it around my neck.”
“I hear that whats above the shemagh is yer own, what's below it is the army's.”
“Throw this idiot in the Sinai desert for a few days with nothing but a shemagh and a bottle of water.”
“Across my mouth was tied my shemagh, a square piece of cloth.”
“There was no wind outside, but I outfitted myself with AFG's shemagh to keep rogue sprays and wasps from most of my face.”
“For the record, I wore a black and white shemagh/keffiyeh through most of the dustier parts of Afghanistan while serving with the United States Army there.”
“One team is wearing shemagh headdresses, the other is wearing camouflage.”
“On looking forward to going: I think dressed in the same uniform as numerous other people, thousands of other people in Afghanistan will give me one of the best chances to be just a normal person: with a helmet on, with a shemagh scarf with goggles on, whatever.”
“Men shoppers are either dressed in the traditional long white dresses called thobes, topped off with the red checked scarf (shemagh), or they might CHOOSE to wear jeans and a T-shirt.”
“Point, you can't make a shemagh look smart without an iqal.”
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