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Cinco de Mayo

noun \ˌsiŋ-kō-də-ˈmī-ō, ˌsēŋ-kō-thā-ˈmä-yō\

: a Mexican and Mexican-American holiday on May 5 that celebrates the Mexican army's victory over the French in 1862

Full Definition of CINCO DE MAYO

:  a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration held on May 5 in commemoration of the Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862

Origin of CINCO DE MAYO

Spanish, fifth of May
First Known Use: 1931

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