Definition of Rastas

1. Noun. (Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music.

Exact synonyms: Rastafari
Generic synonyms: Cult, Youth Subculture
Category relationships: Jamaica
Member holonyms: Rasta, Rastafarian



Definition of Rastas

1. Noun. (plural of rasta) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Rastas

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1. A Taste of Jamaica: Where to Find the Very Best Jamaican Food by Paris Permenter, John Bigley (1999)
"Today the rastas are a small sector of the Jamaican population, but - because of well-known rastas such as the late reggae singer Bob Marley - are an ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Jamaica by Paris Permenter, John Bigley (2005)
"Today the rastas are a small sector of the Jamaican population But because of such rastas as the late Bob Marley, right, they are symbolic of Jamaica. ..."

3. Jamaica Alive! by P. Permenter, J. Bigley (1999)
"Rastafarians, more commonly known as rastas, are believers in the divinity of Haile ... Today, rastas are a small sector of the Jamaican population, ..."

4. Adventure Guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines by Cindy Kilgorie Brown, Alan Moore (2003)
"rastas The Rastafarian culture is world-renowned. Everyone has their own image of what a Rasta is, ... rastas without hair are known as "Bald head ..."

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