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juneteenth

Line breaks: june|teenth
Pronunciation: /dʒuːnˈtiːnθ
 
/

Definition of juneteenth in English:

noun

(In the US) a festival held annually on the nineteenth of June by African Americans (especially in the southern states), to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on that day in 1865.

Origin

1930s: blend of June and nineteenth (see nineteen).

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