Ras·​ta ˈra-stə How to pronounce Rasta (audio)
Rasta adjective

Examples of Rasta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My father was our Santa, if Rasta believed in Babylon’s fables. Safiya Sinclair, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 The creative menu includes The Korean BBQ Dog, The Pie Dog, The Rasta Dog and The Beer Fest Dog. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 7 July 2023 Bands like Rasta Country, Funk Shué, and Nashville stars Jimmy Charles and the Poole Brothers are scheduled to perform. Baltimore Sun, 22 May 2022 Busta Rhymes and Redman also appear in the clip, as do Q-Tip, Consequence, and DJ Rasta Root. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rasta was in 1955

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“Rasta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rasta. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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