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 (də-shē′kē) also dai·shi·ki (dī-)
n. pl. da·shi·kis
A loose, brightly colored, patterned tunic worn especially in West Africa.

[Yoruba dàńṣíkí, from Hausa dán cíkí.]


(dɑːˈʃiːkɪ) ,




(Clothing & Fashion) a large loose-fitting buttonless upper garment worn esp by Black people in the US, Africa, and the Caribbean
[C20: of W African origin]


(dəˈʃi ki, dɑ-)

also daishiki

n., pl. -kis.
a loose, often colorfully patterned pullover garment of African origin.
[1965–1970; < Yoruba dàńṣíkí < Hausa dán cíkí (with imploded d)]


A large, loose garment for the upper body, originally from Africa.
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Noun1.dashiki - a loose and brightly colored African shirt
shirt - a garment worn on the upper half of the body
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I wear dashikis, custom-made clothes from their fabrics, jewellery and carry handbags, among others."
The February weekend that Black Panther opened and rewrote box office history, writer-director Ryan Coogler and the man who hired him, Marvel executive Nate Moore, pingponged text messages to each other, sharing images of moviegoers dressed in dashikis, pounding drums, dancing in the lobbies, celebrating a deeply felt connection to a movie many had been waiting their whole lives to see.
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Screenings became cultural events with moviegoers revelling in the spirit of Wakanda by donning traditional African-inspired dashikis and colourful prints as well as daring, custom-made designs that paid tribute to the movie's Afrofuturism.
Don't wear indigenous headdresses or West African dashikis if they don't belong to you.
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