"trust" as in "Daddy sends me money--why work?"
Natty dread-locked white people who tend to drive Toyota Landcruisers, shop at cooperitve supermarkets, and smell of pachouli--common in northern California.
Several of these other definitions listed are correct as the word has fallen into more generalized usage, but the true origins of the word are as follows.
The word originates from "rastafarian", and denotes an extremely caucasian person, dreadlocked and trustfunded by their wealthy family; listen to reggae almost exclusively, pretend to follow the Rastafarian religion, for some reason worship the former leader of Ethiopia, Haile Sellassie I
, and say things like "Roots!" and "Bup bup!" loudly across streets and alleys to the others of their species. They exist in a cloud of ganga
smoke and a bleary, red eyed, dull demeanor; have little to say other than the regurgitated faux black guy verbage they spew. They affect the mannerisms, accent, and dialect of Jamaicans
;wear the colors of the Rastafarian
, red, gold, and green as well as hippie clothing made from kente
cloth; the irony of the whole persona is beyond belief.
This odd affectation could possiby be a result of embarassment of one's true culture, which necessitated the hijacking of someone else's.
This persona could be viewed in abundance in the mountain town of Telluride
A group of rich asshole
s living in the Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans, trying to assimilate to the rich culture of African-American musicians native to this area or pretending to work for a non-profit. Most do not wake up before 10:00 a.m. and can be observed floating between yoga studios, Whole Foods, The Green Project, The Spellcaster Lodge, and rehabilitation centers in Florida. They sniff cocaine off of any flat surface, including toilets (just to get street creds), and are often associated with the hipster
s . While everyone else would be as cool as them if they didn't have to work for their money, the trustafarian masterfully acts as if they are poor, but can afford to travel to South Asia on a moment's notice. There is also a constant triangular migration pattern of trustafarians between New York, New Orleans and San Francisco known as the "Inner Circle," not to be confused with the popular Jamaican reggae band, especially if they are modeling dreadlocks; as they paid at least $200-$500 for a dread perm.
The trustafarian glanced to the left, stretched and meditated, then second-lined down the street with a jazz funeral of an artist that he/she had never listened to before, hoping to be photographed.
A poser Rasta, usually completely unfamiliar with the teachings of Jah Rastafari, perhaps with a large trust fund, or some other invisible means of financial support.
"Did you see the Lively Up Yourself bumper sticker on that brand new Porsche Boxter?"
"Yeah, that guy is a total Trustafarian."
A trustafarian is a spoiled rich kid most often still in college who decides to adopt a neo-hippie
lifestyle to fit in and because their parents are supporting them with money which is then used to buy drugs. This way trustafarians can afford to go to jam band concerts and dance like a prick, and generally become a complete burnout
on their parents tab. In a rather ironic twist some trustafarians were former fraternity/sorority members and have decided to discard their former conservative ideals all to common within the greek system and a adopt a more progressive liberal outlook. All in the pursuit of the next drug and alcohol bender courtesy of daddy's credit card.
Serious student: Man this marketing test tomorrow is gonna kill me. I've been studying all night!
Trustafarian: No way bro! I'm hitting up Phish tonight. Gonna be absolutely filthy. Trey is gonna melt my face. Gonna straight RAGE! Already got my goody bag ready for the show if you know what I mean.
Serious student: Wow... his dad even PAYS him to be a piece of shit.
A white person, usually in their 20s, who fancies themselves a rastafarian and has dreadlocks--and a trust fund, thereby making them a pretentious ass.
Mike: Dude, that white girl's dreadlocks are fucking disgusting.
Sally: She's such a trust-a-farian.
rich coed who doesn't work, just smokes lots of weed and drinks upper level beer.
and lives on a trustfund.
aspiring to be a hippy without doing any of hippy-type stuff, except drugs.
trustafarians drive beemers