[ duh-shee-kee, dah- ]
/ dəˈʃi ki, dɑ- /
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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)
Words nearby dashiki
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British Dictionary definitions for dashiki
/ (dɑːˈʃiːkɪ) /
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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