dashiki

[ duh-shee-kee, dah- ]
/ dəˈʃi ki, dɑ- /

noun, plural da·shi·kis.

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

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Origin of dashiki

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

dashiki
/ (dɑːˈʃiːkɪ) /

noun

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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