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dashiki

[ duh-shee-kee, dah- ]
/ dəˈʃi ki, dɑ- /
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noun, plural da·shi·kis.
a loose, usually colorfully patterned, pullover garment originating in Africa and worn chiefly by men.
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Origin of dashiki

From Yoruba dàńṣíkí, from 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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