Definition of ajoupa in English:

ajoupa

(also ajupa, adjoupa)

noun

  • In the Caribbean: a wooden-framed hut or shelter with a thatched roof and (sometimes) open sides.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Davies (1625–1693), translator. From French ajoupa, † aioupa, probably from Carib ajouppa shed, palmetto or bamboo hut.

Pronunciation

ajoupa

/əˈdʒuːpə/