Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Rastafarian.
  • n. Rastafarianism.
  • adj. Rastafarian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Rastafari.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rastacouère.
  • Underbred; showy; parvenu. See rastacouère.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. follower of Rastafarianism

Etymologies

From Rastafari by shortening (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is known all across the settlement - as evidenced by the number of times he is stopped to chat when I walk with him - and is easily recognizable by his athletic swagger, charming gap-teeth and dreadlocks that have earned him the nickname "Rasta."

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  • 'The little man you call Rasta was there, and he knew you.

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  • ‘The little man you call Rasta was there, and he knew you.

    Greenmantle

  • Another group of so-called Rasta rebels, combining locals and foreigners, has also been present in the area.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said the woman had told him she had a boyfriend, a musician called Rasta, and that she had been raped, but did not give details.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The government condemned the Nord-Kivu attack, carried out by local militias allied to the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), while some witnesses blamed the massacre to the south on the FDLR itself or on a Congo militia known as the Rasta and other armed groups.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Murwanashyaka said he suspected local Congo militias, known as the Rasta, were to blame for the massacre.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "When it comes down to it, if you have an option to buy a pair of boardshorts that are actually lessoning our impact on the world we live in, the choice is simple," said Billabong freesurfer Dave "Rasta" Rastovich.

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  • The CKHCI doesn't account for all of the "Rasta" models smuggled in from The Congo.

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  • Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, FDLR, or on local and foreign militias in a group called "Rasta".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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