Some have asserted that General Andrew Jackson, who is famous for the command given to his entrenched troops during the War of 1812, "Hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes," fathered the first coonass after a leave of absence taken in New Orleans immediately following the war where he had a hurried tryst with an English officer's wife in a privy behind a hotel in the French Quarter. However, this cannot be true because of the fact that coonasses all have bloodshot eyes and cannot therefore be related to the English.
Others maintain that the first coonasses were actually shipwrecked, scurvied Moroccan pirates, their galley slaves, French Canadian whores obtained in a raid on the shores of the Arcadian Province, and AWOL French legionaries who blew into the salt marshes of Louisiana running before a hurricane. In their attempts to survive without the convenience of toilet paper and mouthwash, they took to trapping raccoons in the swamps and trading with the Native American tribes in Southeast Texas for corncobs, pine tar and ground sassafras root. Soon, they became infamous among these Texan tribesmen for wearing their raccoon hats backwards with the tail dangling in their faces. Already known for their anti-social dispositions and failure at proper taxidermy, they quickly became known as "coons' assholes," but the epithet was soon shortened to "coonasses" because of the infestation of mosquitoes in the salt marshes that necessitated saying what one had to say quickly while swatting varmints.
Still others assert that the epithet was completely off base since the shipwrecked foreigners didn't trap raccoons; but rather, nutria rats, crawfish, poke salad and alligator gar; therefore, they simply should have been called weird.
ADJECTIVE: Uneducated; ignorant, pedestrian in the meanest way, uncouth, obnoxiously crude and boorish.
ADJECTIVE: "What a coonass way to do things! You can't paint an "X" on the bottom of the pirouette and expect to come back out here on the bayou next week and find your perch hole."
def. - a person typically of Acadian decent that grew up in the rural areas of what is now known as Acadiana that doesn't make apologies for his simplistic lifestyle nor does the coonass put on heirs simply to satisfy the sensibilities of others. also, coonasses believe rednecks look and sound stupid.
You could tell that Fontenot boy was a real coonass by the way he grabbed that logger head and flipped him in the boat!
as a slur:
Stuuuupid coooonaasss, he prolly taint never hear thaat theys other food than riiiiice and graaaavy.
2) What East Texans call an East Texas Cajun, as opposed to a Louisiana Cajun.
3) Any Cajun, though increasingly term is considered derogatory.
-- "Who says?"
-- "My cousin Bubba, from Beaumont."