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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.
by lotnot396 January 15, 2013
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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, Colorado in the mid-90's, before they all cut their hair and became realtors and business owners. Their fake accents magically disappeared.
Trustafarian: Yo, man, Irie Ites! (tranlation, Hello Mister Real Live Black Man! Gosh darn, that's some good looking alkalizing organic vegan food you're about to consume!!!)

Actual Rastafarian: Fuck you rich white boy! What the fuck is wrong with you!!!???!!!
by VanadiamElerdville November 03, 2009
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"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.
by earl chudwaggle September 25, 2002
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A group of rich assholes 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 hipsters . 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.
by FreeRadicalsRule July 12, 2008
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A trustafarian is a derogatory term that includes various other sub-identities that are based on politics, such as vegans, environmentalists, and social justice warriors. A trustafarian is generally a person from wealth and grew-up in Martha's Vineyard, The Hamptons, Marin County, or the Hollywood Hills. As such, trustafarian is usually ascribed to people that can be called guilty-white liberals that want to put everyone else into a shame spiral because they grew up with a life of excess that did not transform them into a more enlightened person.
The likelihood is that the trustafarian grew up in thinking that they were too cool for school--only to learn the hard way that Daddy Warbucks can't buy them a job, even though they might have an Ivy League education.
by tinkertoys29 January 20, 2017
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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."
by lurker1 November 26, 2006
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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.
by carrieberry December 03, 2009
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