[ ras-tuh, rah-stuh ]

Origin of Rasta

By shortening

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How to use Rasta in a sentence

  • Red Stripe, an inexpensive Jamaican export, gained popularity in the U.S. in lockstep with reggae and Rasta.

    The Beer Summit | Mark Katz | July 28, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • I had offered him a mortal insult and stirred up a worse hornet's nest than Rasta's push.

    Greenmantle | John Buchan
  • If Rasta had got you, or the Germans had had the job of lifting you, your goose would have been jolly well cooked.

    Greenmantle | John Buchan
  • If I hadn't come mewing like a tom-cat at your heels yesterday, Rasta would have had you long before you got to your hotel.

    Greenmantle | John Buchan
  • He had never let go of the tray, and now, as a boy skims a stone on a pond, he skimmed it with its contents at Rasta's head.

    Greenmantle | John Buchan
  • At all costs we had to keep Rasta safe, but I was very determined that he should not be handed over to the lady.

    Greenmantle | John Buchan

British Dictionary definitions for Rasta


/ (ˈræstə) /

noun, adjective
  1. short for Rastafarian

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