A spicy and delicious Cajun stew traditionally made with crawfish, vegetables and a dark roux. Étouffée is usually served over rice. The word comes from the French étouffer, which means to smother.
The Crawfish Etouffee I ate was Delicious!
by Ellen November 02, 2003
(adj.) signifying acceptable quality, something which is neither good nor bad
"For a 5 star restraunt, this food is quite etouffee."
by RxEve August 09, 2003