Cajun

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Cajun (plural Cajuns)

  1. A member of the ethnic group descending from Acadia, primarily French-speaking and living in Southern Louisiana.
  2. (ethnic slur, dated) Any uneducated poor Francophone in French Louisiana.
    Damn Cajuns! They're all a bunch of lazy coonasses!
    Synonym: coonass

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 cuisine.