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Rastafarian

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noun Ras·ta·far·i·an \ˌras-tə-ˈfer-ē-ən, ˌräs-tə-ˈfär-\

Simple Definition of Rastafarian

  • : a member of a religious movement among black Jamaicans which teaches that black people will eventually return to Africa and which worships Haile Selassie, the former Emperor of Ethiopia

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Rastafarian

  1. :  an adherent of Rastafarianism

Rastafarian adjective

Origin of rastafarian

Ras Tafari, precoronation name of Haile Selassie


First Known Use: 1955


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