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."