Origin of Rasta
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Examples from the Web for rasta
Red Stripe, an inexpensive Jamaican export, gained popularity in the U.S. in lockstep with reggae and Rasta.The Beer Summit
July 28, 2009
First of all, there was Rasta, whom I had insulted and who wouldn't forget it in a hurry.
These maniacs had delivered us for the moment from Rasta and his friends.
I told him about Rasta, and he agreed that I had done right.
My friend Rasta was standing by the table, on which he had laid an envelope.
I am bound to say for Rasta that he was a man of quick action.
- short for Rastafarian
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Word Origin and History for rasta
1955; see Rastafarian. From 1962 as a noun. Related: Rastaman.
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