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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“Cajun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cajun. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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Cajun

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Cajun

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person from Louisiana whose ancestors were French Canadian

Cajun

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Cajun (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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