[duh-shee-kee, dah-]

noun, plural da·shi·kis.

a loose, often colorfully patterned, pullover garment originating in Africa and worn chiefly by men.

Also daishiki.

Origin of dashiki

< Yoruba dàńṣíkí < Hausa dán cíkí (with imploded d)
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British Dictionary definitions for dashiki



a large loose-fitting buttonless upper garment worn esp by Black people in the US, Africa, and the Caribbean

Word Origin for dashiki

C20: of W African origin
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Word Origin and History for dashiki

1969, of West African origin.

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