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  • proper n. Rastafarianism.

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  • n. emperor of Ethiopia; worshipped by Rastafarians (1892-1975)
  • n. (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

Etymologies

from Amharic ራስ (ras, "head", "Duke") and ተፈሪ መኮንን (Tafari Makonnen, "Haile Salassie") (Wiktionary)

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