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Juneteenth

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noun June·teenth \ˌjün-ˈtēn(t)th\

Definition of Juneteenth

  1. :  June 19 celebrated especially in Texas to commemorate the belated announcement there of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865



Origin and Etymology of juneteenth

blend of June and nineteenth


First Known Use: 1903


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