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Cajun

noun Ca·jun \ˈkā-jən\
variants: or less commonly

Cajan

play \ˈkā-jən\

Definition of Cajun

  1. :  a Louisianian descended from French-speaking immigrants from Acadia

Origin and Etymology of cajun

alteration of Acadian


First Known Use: 1868


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Cajun

adjective Ca·jun

Definition of Cajun

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the Cajuns

  2. 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)

1877

First Known Use of cajun

1877


CAJUN Defined for English Language Learners

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Cajun

noun Ca·jun \ˈkā-jən\

Definition of Cajun for English Language Learners

  • : a person from Louisiana whose ancestors were French Canadian

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Cajun

adjective Ca·jun

Definition of Cajun for English Language Learners

  • : made by or relating to the Cajuns

  • : prepared in a cooking style developed by the Cajuns and usually including spicy seasonings


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