dashiki

dashiki

[duh-shee-kee, dah-]
noun, plural dashikis.
a loose, often colorfully patterned, pullover garment originating in Africa and worn chiefly by men.
Also, daishiki.


Origin:
< Yoruba dàńṣíkí < Hausa dán cíkí (with imploded d)

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dashiki (dɑːˈʃiːkɪ)
 
n
a large loose-fitting buttonless upper garment worn esp by Black people in the US, Africa, and the Caribbean
 
[C20: of W African origin]

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dashiki
1969, of W.Afr. origin.
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