Rastafarian

noun
Ras·​ta·​far·​i·​an | \ ˌra-stə-ˈfer-ē-ən How to pronounce Rastafarian (audio) , ˌräs-tə-ˈfär- \

Definition of Rastafarian

: an adherent of Rastafarianism

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Rastafarian adjective

First Known Use of Rastafarian

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rastafarian

Ras Tafari, precoronation name of Haile Selassie

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The first known use of Rastafarian was in 1955

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“Rastafarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rastafarian. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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Rastafarian

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English Language Learners 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

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