- a member of a group of people with an enduring cultural tradition whose French Catholic ancestors established permanent communities in Louisiana and Maine after being expelled from Acadia in the late 18th century.
- the French dialect of the Cajuns.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Cajuns, especially those of Louisiana: Cajun cooking.
Origin of Cajun
Examples from the Web for cajun
Take James Carville, who, swigging Coc' Cola and playing the mad Cajun, spurred buttermilk-biscuit glamour to new heights.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
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So, the Southside Smokehouse is more than a barbecue pit, a burger shack, or a Cajun kitchen.The Ultimate Southern Cheeseburger Created in South Carolina
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He was the son of a Cajun planter and had lived in the district he represented for most of his life.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos
August 10, 2014
Rub pork loin with paprika, Cajun seasoning, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship
July 26, 2014
After a night of hedonism, head out into Louisiana's Cajun Country.The U.S. Road Trips You Should Really Take
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Seventh, Cajun or Cajum, probably Fourcroya cubensis; leaves small, from four to five inches long.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes
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- a native of Louisiana descended from 18th-century Acadian immigrants
- the dialect of French spoken by such people
- the music of this ethnic group, combining blues and European folk music
- denoting, relating to, or characteristic of such people, their language, or their music
Word Origin and History for cajun
1868, Cagian, dialectic pronunciation of Acadian, from Acadia, former French colony in what is now Canadian Maritimes. Its French setters were dispersed and exiled by the English and thousands made their way to New Orleans in the period 1764-1788.