Rastafarian


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Ras·ta·far·i·an

 (räs′tə-fär′ē-ən, răs′tə-făr′-)
n.
An adherent of Rastafarianism.
adj.
Of or relating to Rastafarianism or its adherents.

Rastafarian

(ˌræstəˈfɛərɪən)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a member of an originally Jamaican religion that regards Ras Tafari (the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie) as God
adj
(Other Non-Christian Religions) of, characteristic of, or relating to the Rastafarians

Ras•ta•far•i•an

(ˌræs təˈfɛər i ən, -ˈfɑr-, ˌrɑ stə-)

n.
1. a follower of Rastafarianism.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Rastafarianism or Rastafarians.
[1950–55; < Amharic ras täfäri Prince Tafari, the pre-coronation name of Haile Selassie + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rastafarian - follower of RastafarianismRastafarian - follower of Rastafarianism    
Rastafari, Rastas - (Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
2.Rastafarian - (Ethiopia) adherents of an African religion that regards Ras Tafari as divine
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
Abyssinia, Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Yaltopya - Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
Adj.1.Rastafarian - of or pertaining to or characteristic of Rastafarianism or Rastafarians
Translations

Rastafarian

[ˌræstəˈfɛəriən]
nrastafari mf
adjrastafari

Rastafarian

nRastafari m, → Rastafarier(in) m(f)
adjder Rastafaris

Rastafarian

[ˌræstəˈfɛərɪən] adj, nrastafariano/a
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Rastafarian and Muslim inmates, on behalf of a class of inmates whose avowed religious beliefs forbid them from cutting their hair or shaving their beards, sued District of Columbia and federal prison officials.
Dwayne DeRosario grew up in Canada, and now lives in San Jose, California, but everything about him, from his lilting patois and Rastafarian dreadlocks, to his diet, has roots in the West Indian culture of Guyana, where his parents were born.
The dreadlocked Rastafarian sauntered up to the cigarette counter and asked for a packet of fags.
Near the end of the film, it returns to the theme of the Rastafarian as buffoons by having a pilot toss a package of marijuana from a plane into the compound.
Joseph Owens in his book Dread, the title referring to the Rastafarian dreadlock hairstyle.
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Police found 180 tablets on Isiah Blake, a Rastafarian, of Bridge Close, Sparkhill, Birmingham, as he arrived at the Global Gathering Festival at Long Marston Airfield, Warwickshire, in July last year.
The Rastafarian drifter was taken to two-bed house in the village of Bolans, a mile from the scene, by police believed to have a search warrant.
A DREADLOCKED Rastafarian who claimed he smoked cannabis for religious reasons was ordered to carry out unpaid work yesterday.
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