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Cajun

Syllabification: Ca·jun
Pronunciation: /ˈkājən
 
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Definition of Cajun in English:

noun

A member of any of the largely self-contained communities in the bayou areas of southern Louisiana formed by descendants of French Canadians, speaking an archaic form of French.
Example sentences
  • Rustic, self-sufficient country dwellers, Cajuns lived along the bayous and swamps of Louisiana for more than 200 years.
  • Settling among the isolated bayous of southern Louisiana, Acadians would become Cajuns.
  • Being from Louisiana, the Cajuns aren't used to harsh winters.

adjective

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Of or relating to the Cajuns, especially with reference to their folk music (typically featuring the concertina, accordion, and fiddle) or spicy cuisine.
Example sentences
  • My first visit a few months ago, which found the restaurant serving mostly fish and chips and fried chicken with nary a piece of Cajun cuisine to be found, was a big disappointment.
  • It was described on the menu as one of a selection of classic steak dishes, perfected using cooking techniques from Cajun cuisine.
  • The menu includes nachos, Cajun spicy chicken, Mexican salad, curries and pasta.

Origin

alteration of Acadian.

Words that rhyme with Cajun

Bajan, contagion, Trajan

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