Definition of Cajun in English:


Syllabification: Ca·jun
Pronunciation: /ˈkājən


  • 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.
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    • 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.


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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.
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    • 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.


alteration of Acadian.

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