noun, plural Ca·jans, (especially collectively) Ca·jan for 2.
Origin of Cajan
Definition for cajan (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cajan
I scribbled in pencil—which you can erase with a bit of bread—some notes on the Cajan song, that may interest you.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
Cajan is the local term for the plaited fronds of a coco-nut.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
British Dictionary definitions for cajan
Word Origin for Cajun
Word Origin and History for cajan
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.
Culture definitions for cajan
A native of Louisiana believed to be descended from the French exiles from Acadia (see Nova Scotia). Cajuns have maintained a separate culture, including a special dialect and distinctive cooking style.