Etymology
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Cajun (n.)

"Louisianan descendant of French refugees from Acadia," 1868, Cagian, dialectic pronunciation of Acadian, from Acadia, former French colony in what is now the Canadian Maritimes. Its French setters were dispersed and exiled by the English and thousands made their way to New Orleans in the period 1764-1788.

updated on September 20, 2017

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Definitions of Cajun from WordNet

Cajun (n.)
a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia (`Cajun' comes from `Acadian');
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.