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RASTAFARI

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Rastafari mean? 

RASTAFARI (noun)
  The noun RASTAFARI has 1 sense:

1. a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; Rastafarians regard Ras Tafari as divine; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music

  Familiarity information: RASTAFARI used as a noun is very rare.


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RASTAFARI (noun)


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Meaning:

A Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; Rastafarians regard Ras Tafari as divine; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Rastafari; Rastas

Hypernyms ("Rastafari" is a kind of...):

youth subculture (a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre)

religious movement (a movement intended to bring about religious reforms)

Meronyms (members of "Rastafari"):

Rasta; Rastafarian (follower of Rastafarianism)


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