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Cajun

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

Definition of Cajun

:a Louisianian descended from French-speaking immigrants from Acadia

Origin and Etymology of cajun

alteration of Acadian


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Cajun

adjective

Definition of Cajun

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

1877


CAJUN Defined for English Language Learners

Cajun

noun

Definition of Cajun for English Language Learners

  • : a person from Louisiana whose ancestors were French Canadian


Cajun

adjective

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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