Aca·​di·​an ə-ˈkā-dē-ən How to pronounce Acadian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Acadia
: a descendant of the French-speaking inhabitants of Acadia expelled after the French loss of the colony in 1755
especially : cajun
Acadian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acadian was in 1705

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“Acadian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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