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.

Nearby words

  1. dashed,
  2. dashedly,
  3. dasheen,
  4. dasher,
  5. dashi,
  6. dashing,
  7. dashing white sergeant,
  8. dashingly,
  9. dashpot,
  10. dasht-e-kavir

Also daishiki.

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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Word Origin and History for dashiki

dashiki

n.

1969, of West African origin.

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