Cajun

noun
Ca·​jun | \ ˈkā-jən How to pronounce Cajun (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Cajan

Definition of Cajun

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Louisianian descended from French-speaking immigrants from Acadia

Cajun

adjective

Definition of Cajun (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Cajuns
2 : of, relating to, or prepared in a style of cooking originating among the Cajuns and characterized by the use of hot seasonings (such as cayenne pepper)

First Known Use of Cajun

Noun

1868, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cajun

Noun

alteration of Acadian

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Cajon Pass

Cajun

cajuputene

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“Cajun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cajun. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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