Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for an Arab or other person from a culture in which cloth headdresses such as keffiyehs or turbans are worn.

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  • noun pejorative, slang A Muslim, Arab, Sikh, or member of any group that traditionally wears headdress such as a turban, keffiyeh or headscarf.

Etymologies

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rag +‎ head

Examples

  • Prince Harry used the term raghead to mean Taliban or Iraqi insurgent.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2009

  • Prince Harry used the term raghead to mean Taliban or Iraqi insurgent, and it's not the first time he's had to say he's sorry for offending people.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2009

  • The term raghead is racially motivated and offensive as hell.

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  • The term raghead is racially motivated and offensive as hell.

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  • KAYE: The royal family did not apologize for the word raghead, but instead tried to explain it away.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2009

  • No matter if it be Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria … no blood sucking baby killing camel raping moon god worshiping raghead is safe from the long arm of American justice.

    Think Progress » Brzezinski: Air Strike on Iran Could ‘Merit the Impeachment of the President’

  • Shortly after those accusations, which she denied, the married mother of two also had to face being called a "raghead" - a derogatory term for people of Middle Eastern or Indian descent - by one opponent's backer.

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  • Shortly after those accusations, which she denied, the married mother of two also had to face being called a "raghead" - a derogatory term for people of Middle Eastern or Indian descent - by one opponent's backer.

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  • Shortly after those accusations, Haley also had to face being called a "raghead" -- a derogatory term for people of Middle Eastern or Indian descent -- by one opponent's backer.

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  • Shortly after those accusations, which she denied, the married mother of two also had to face being called a "raghead" - a derogatory term for people of Middle Eastern or Indian descent - by one opponent's backer.

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  • Citation (in the sense of a sideshow swami) on grouchbag.

    June 30, 2012