Acadian

noun

Aca·​di·​an ə-ˈkā-dē-ən How to pronounce Acadian (audio)
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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
Acadian adjective

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Acadian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acadian. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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