A dashiki is an African shirt that's loose and colorful. You'll stand out in a crowd if you wear a dashiki.

If you like wearing bright colors and being comfortable, you might enjoy wearing a dashiki. This pullover garment, mainly worn by men, is a staple wherever West Africans are found. It’s colorful, loose, and long. Someone wearing a dashiki is easy to spot. The closest type of American shirt is probably a Hawaiian shirt, which is also quite colorful. If you prefer clothes that are tight or drab, dashikis aren’t for you. Dashiki comes from Yoruba, a Nigerian language.

Definitions of dashiki

n a loose and brightly colored African shirt

Type of:
a garment worn on the upper half of the body

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