Acadian

noun
Aca·​di·​an | \ ə-ˈkā-dē-ən How to pronounce Acadian (audio) , a-\

Definition of Acadian

1 : a native or inhabitant of Acadia
2 : a descendant of the French-speaking inhabitants of Acadia expelled after the French loss of the colony in 1755 especially : cajun

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Acadian adjective

First Known Use of Acadian

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Acadian was in 1705

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