[ US /dəˈʃiki/ ]
  1. a loose and brightly colored African shirt
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How To Use dashiki In A Sentence

  • Throughout the country men have, for the most part, replaced the traditional loincloth with T-shirts and dashikis.
  • Her 45-year old body, clad today in an African print dashiki dress, seems to still have a lot of dance left in it.
  • The Black Power Movement of the 1960's and 1970's saw my mother, her sisters and many of their peers cutting off their relaxed hair into Afros, dressing in dashikis and encouraging others to do the same.
  • A student may wear a dashiki to class, but he wears a cap and gown to graduation.
  • Over the stone fireplace, a large oil painting of Madhubuti, back when he was Don L. Lee sporting a thick Afro and dashiki, recalls the righteous exhortations of his first books of poetry, Think Black and Black Pride.
  • My stage patter is tireless, kinetic and I sometimes exhaust myself and, yes, sometimes I wear dashikis and use street slang.
  • Sitting alone in the room waiting for his return, I was surprised to see the door open and an old hippie guy wearing a dashiki enter. Roseanne Archy
  • Aretha put her hair into an Afro, wore dashikis and got involved in the growing women's movement.
  • For some it was ‘dashiki for a day,’ as one parade-goer put it, but for those who were Orisha devotees, African culture is an every day part of life.
  • For instance, each celebration involves colorful garb - from tasseled dashikis floating down South Street during Odunde to the embroidered silk robes worn on Chinese New Year.
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