Juneteenth

noun
June·​teenth | \ ˌjün-ˈtēn(t)th How to pronounce Juneteenth (audio) \

Definition of Juneteenth

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

First Known Use of Juneteenth

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Juneteenth

blend of June and nineteenth

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“Juneteenth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Juneteenth. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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