Definition of Rasta in US English:


adjective & noun

  • short for Rastafarian
    • ‘The basic belief of a Rasta is to uphold the truth and defend good over evil, to do the will of God here on earth.’
    • ‘The Rastas then were a group of street preachers who taught the Bible and smoked marijuana.’
    • ‘There are about 800,000 Rastas and Rasta supporters in the United States, about 80,000 of whom live in Brooklyn.’
    • ‘Bob Marley was a devout Rasta, as many of his songs revealed.’
    • ‘The British Virgin Islands in 1980 banned Rastas from setting foot in the territory.’