Cajun
I. noun also Cajan Etymology: alteration of Acadian Date: 1868 a Louisianian descended from French-speaking immigrants from Acadia II. adjective Date: 1880 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 (as cayenne pepper)

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  • Cajun — Ca jun, n. [A corruption of {Acadian}.] (Ethnol.) In Louisiana, a person reputed to be Acadian French descent. Also used attributively, as in Cajun cooking. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cajun — 1868, Cagian, dialectic pronunciation of ACADIAN (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cajun — (izg. kèđun) m DEFINICIJA 1. glazb. tradicionalna autohtona glazba iz Louisiane (SAD) nastala miješanjem raznih narodnih napjeva izvođenih a capella te plesova uz instrumentalnu pratnju dijatonske harmonike i violine 2. (mn) pripadnici manjinske… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Cajun — ► NOUN ▪ a member of a French speaking community in the bayou areas of southern Louisiana, descended from French Canadians. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the Cajuns. ORIGIN alteration of Acadian relating to Acadia , a former French colony in Canada… …   English terms dictionary

  • Cajun — ☆ Cajun or Cajan [kā′jən ] n. [< ACADIAN] 1. a native of Louisiana originally descended from Acadian French immigrants 2. the dialect of French spoken by the Cajuns adj. 1. of the Cajuns or their dialect or culture 2. of or in the style of… …   English World dictionary

  • Cajun — This article is about an ethnic culture. For other uses, see Cajun (disambiguation). Cajuns Total population 2 5 million[ …   Wikipedia

  • Cajun — [[t]ke͟ɪʤən[/t]] Cajuns 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Cajun means belonging or relating to a group of people who live mainly in Louisiana in the United States, and are descended from French people. Cajun is also used to refer to the language and culture of… …   English dictionary

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