Rastafarian

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌræstəˈfɛəriən/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ras′tə fârē ən, -fär-, rä′stə-)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Ras•ta•far•i•an  (ras′tə fârē ən, -fär-, rä′stə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Religiona follower of Rastafarianism.

adj. 
  1. Religionof, pertaining to, or characteristic of Rastafarianism or Rastafarians.
  • Amharic ras täfäri Prince Tafari, the pre-coronation name of Haile Selassie (ras prince, origin, originally, head; täfäri an Amharic personal name, literally, (one to be) feared, respected, present participle from passive stem färra (verb, verbal) fear, respect) + -an

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Rastafarian /ˌræstəˈfɛərɪən/ n
  1. a member of an originally Jamaican religion that regards Ras Tafari (the former emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie) as God
adj
  1. of, characteristic of, or relating to the Rastafarians
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