noun (plural dashikis)
A loose brightly coloured shirt or tunic, originally from West Africa.
- And because I don't wear dashikis today, or kurtas to proclaim my Indian ancestry, does not make me less conscious of my past than these ‘come-latelys’.
- Throughout the country men have, for the most part, replaced the traditional loincloth with T-shirts and dashikis.
- A student may wear a dashiki to class, but he wears a cap and gown to graduation.
From Yoruba or Hausa.
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