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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

June•teenthˈdʒunˈtinθ(n.)

  1. June 19, celebrated by African-Americans as the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865.

Origin of Juneteenth:

1935–40; b. june+nineteenth

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  1. Juneteenth(ProperNoun)

    A holiday celebrated in a number of U.S. states on June nineteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.

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  1. Juneteenth

    Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in 42 of the United States.

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