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Rasta

[ras-tuh, rah-stuh]
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noun
  1. Rastafarian(def 1).
  2. Rastafarianism.
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adjective
  1. Rastafarian(def 2).
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Origin of Rasta

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  • First of all, there was Rasta, whom I had insulted and who wouldn't forget it in a hurry.

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    John Buchan

  • These maniacs had delivered us for the moment from Rasta and his friends.

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    John Buchan

  • I told him about Rasta, and he agreed that I had done right.

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    John Buchan

  • My friend Rasta was standing by the table, on which he had laid an envelope.

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    John Buchan

  • I am bound to say for Rasta that he was a man of quick action.

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    John Buchan


British Dictionary definitions for rasta

Rasta

noun, adjective
  1. short for Rastafarian
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Word Origin and History for rasta

Rasta

adj.

1955; see Rastafarian. From 1962 as a noun. Related: Rastaman.

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