- a loose, often colorfully patterned, pullover garment originating in Africa and worn chiefly by men.
Origin of dashiki
< Yoruba dàńṣíkí < Hausa dán cíkí (with imploded d)
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- a large loose-fitting buttonless upper garment worn esp by Black people in the US, Africa, and the Caribbean
C20: of W African origin
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Word Origin and History for dashiki
1969, of West African origin.
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