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Cajun Explained

cajun at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Cajun at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

dialectic pronunciation of Acadian, from Acadia, former French colony in what is now Canadian Maritimes. Its Fr. setters were dispersed and exiled by the English and thousands made their way to New Orleans in the period 1764-1788. ///

Cajun at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Acadian 'of Acadia' (18-21 centuries), from Acadia former French colony in eastern Canada, from French Acadie]//
1 [C] someone from Louisiana in the US who has French-Canadian ancestors:
2 [U] a type of music played by Cajun people: -- Cajun adj // --Cajun cooking//

Cajun at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any descendant of French Canadians driven by the British in the 18th cent. from the captured French colony of Acadia (now Nova Scotia and adjacent areas) who settled in the fertile bayou lands of S Louisiana. Many Cajuns speak a dialect of N. Amer. French. In recent decades Cajun cuisine, noted for its use of hot seasonings, and Cajun and zydeco music have become popular among non-Cajuns.

Cajun at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, adjective
1 [C] a person from Louisiana whose ancestors were French and who speaks an old form of French, also called Cajun
2 [U] a type of music originally played by Cajuns, that is a mixture of BLUES and FOLK MUSIC
adjective connected with the Cajuns, their language, music or spicy cooking:
Cajun chicken / cuisine

Cajun at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cajun \Ca"jun\, n. [A corruption of {Acadian}.] (Ethnol.)
In Louisiana, a person reputed to be Acadian French descent.

Cajun at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova
Scotia (`Cajun' comes from `Acadian')

Cajun at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

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


An Anglicization of the Inter: etyl » fra-aca|en Inter: term » Cadien|lang=fr, an Inter: l » en|aphæresis|aphaeretic form of Inter: term » Acadien||Acadian|lang=fr, reflecting the palatization of Inter: IPAchar » /dj/ to Inter: IPAchar » /d͡ʒ/ in the Acadian dialect.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈkeɪdʒən/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /keIdZ@n/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪdʒən


    Inter: en-nou » n

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


    Inter: en-adj » -

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

    Translation: et » Cajun
    Translation: fr » Cajun
    Translation: pl » Cajun

  • cajun at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: alternative capitalization of » Cajun
    1. Inter: quote-news » year=2009|date=January 29|author=|title=Other music|work=Herald Sun|url=,21985,23959495-5017344,00.html

    |passage=MOONEE VALLEY DRIFTERS Great country, cajun, and swing music to listen to and dance to.
    Translation: fr » cajun
    Translation: ta » cajun
    Translation: zh » cajun