Rastafarian

noun

Ras·​ta·​far·​i·​an ˌra-stə-ˈfer-ē-ən How to pronounce Rastafarian (audio)
ˌräs-tə-ˈfär-
: an adherent of Rastafarianism
Rastafarian adjective

Word History

Etymology

Ras Tafari, precoronation name of Haile Selassie

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rastafarian was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Rastafarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rastafarian. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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