Rastafarian

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

Definition of Rastafarian

  1. :  an adherent of Rastafarianism

Rastafarian

adjective

Origin and Etymology of rastafarian

Ras Tafari, precoronation name of Haile Selassie


First Known Use: 1955


RASTAFARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

Rastafarian

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

Definition of Rastafarian for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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