Cajun

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • Cajin, Cadjin, Cagin (obsolete), Cadien (French orthography)

Etymology[edit]

An Anglicization of the Acadian French Cadien, an aphaeretic form of Acadien (Acadian), reflecting the palatization of /dj/ to /d͡ʒ/ in the Acadian dialect.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Cajun (plural Cajuns)

  1. A member of an ethnic group of Acadian French origin, primarily living in Southern Louisiana.

Adjective[edit]

Cajun (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the Cajun people or their culture.
  2. Of spicy food prepared in the style of the Cajun people.