da·​shi·​ki | \ də-ˈshē-kē How to pronounce dashiki (audio) , dä-, da- \
variants: or less commonly \ dī-​ How to pronounce dashiki (audio) \

Definition of dashiki

: a usually brightly colored loose-fitting pullover garment

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Examples of dashiki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The evening wrapped up with L.A.’s dashiki-loving sax wizard Kamasi Washington backed by his explosive seven-piece ensemble. Nate Jackson, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2021 On Friday's episode of the CBS reality series, Trina, 25, presented Cashay, 25, with a special, sentimental dashiki. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 9 Aug. 2021 B&R African Styles sells apparel — including dashiki dresses, shirts and shorts — as well as self-care products such as shea butter soaps and fragrances. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 25 Nov. 2020 Thelma stood on the riverbank in a purple dashiki, beaming. USA Today, 22 Aug. 2019 In an earlier photo that prosecutors sought to present in court, Cooper wore a dashiki and his hair in an Afro. latimes.com, 8 July 2018 Many fans were thrilled to see actors embrace traditional African clothing — from Daniel Kaluuya in a kanzu (a traditional dress in Uganda) to David Oyelowo’s dashiki. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, 30 Jan. 2018 Beckeishas slip on the temporary camouflage of black culture like a loose-fitting, swap-meet dashiki. Michael Harriot, The Root, 29 Aug. 2017 Sulu, gho, kera, kalpak, dishdasha and dashiki sound more like crossword puzzlers than words in common parlance. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of dashiki

circa 1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dashiki

modification of Yoruba dàńṣíkí

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“Dashiki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashiki. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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