Etymology
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Rastafarian (n.)

"member of the Rastafarian sect," 1955 (Rastafarite is found from 1953), from Rastafari, Jamaican religion built around writings of Marcus Garvey and the belief that Haile Selassie (1892-1975), emperor of Ethiopia, was God. From Ras Tafari, Selassie's title from 1916 to his accession in 1936, from Amharic ras "chief, head" (from Arabic ra's) + tafari "to be feared." As an adjective from 1960.

updated on April 24, 2021

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Definitions of Rastafarian from WordNet
1
Rastafarian (n.)
follower of Rastafarianism;
Synonyms: Rasta
Rastafarian (n.)
(Ethiopia) adherents of an African religion that regards Ras Tafari as divine;
2
Rastafarian (adj.)
of or pertaining to or characteristic of Rastafarianism or Rastafarians;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.