Definitions

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

  • n. A loose, brightly colored African garment.

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  • n. A loose and brightly colored African shirt.

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  • n. a loose and brightly colored African shirt

Etymologies

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

Yoruba dàńṣíkí, from Hausa dán cíkí.

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From Yorùbá.

Examples

  • He needs to know what "dashiki" is, the old 1960s caftan-type outfit that African nationalists used to wear.

    CNN Transcript Jan 21, 2009

  • Sitting alone in the room waiting for his return, I was surprised to see the door open and an old hippie guy wearing a dashiki enter.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Anya tells Sam, the drummer, she's making a print dashiki for him, and Tim assures Sam she is a "master" with prints.

    Holly Cara Price: Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway #9, "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo"

  • "I just can't dig ..." while i'm moving your hand up and down and i'll be taking your dashiki off then you'll say "What we really need ..." and taking your shorts off then you'll notice your state of undress and knowing you you'll just say

    poetry month: nikki giovanni

  • It didn't quite matter because soon enough, the jelabia or dashiki or caftan was off.

    Pop Art: Jackson as Archangel

  • "I asked him, 'Is that a dashiki or a caftan?" said Bill Powers, who has recently appeared on Bravo's "Work of Art."

    Pop Art: Jackson as Archangel

  • She slipped into some underwear, pulled her favorite dashiki from the nightstand drawer, and slipped it over her head.

    The Punany Experience

  • I wore a dashiki shirt with my black Dickies pants and topped it all off with a gleaming gold-nugget bracelet.

    Magic City

  • Is that a white guy in a dashiki in pic 3 or is that just John Leguizamo?

    OMG, NEW SEX AND THE CITY PICTURES!

  • If my hair, the dashiki, and my clunky typewriter don't clue you in as to when this picture was taken, check out the calendar on the wall behind me.

    The Writer at Work, February 1977

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