Definition of Rastafarian noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Rastafarian

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌræstəˈfɛriən//
 
, NAmE//ˌrɑstəˈfɑriən//
 
(informal Rasta
 
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a member of a Jamaican religious group that worships the former Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, and that believes that black people will one day return to Africa. Rastafarians often wear dreadlocks and have other distinguishing patterns of behavior and dress.
Rastafarian(informal Rasta)adjective
 
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Rastafarianism
 
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NAmE//ˌræstəˈfɛriəˌnɪzəm//
 
, NAmE//ˌrɑstəˈfɑriəˌnɪzəm//
 
, NAmE//ˌrɑstəˈfɑr‑//
 
noun [uncountable]