Definition of VJ day in English:

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VJ day

noun

The day (15 August) in 1945 on which Japan ceased fighting in the Second World War, or the day (2 September) when Japan formally surrendered.
Example sentences
  • When it does, of course there's going to be cause for jubilation and some relief, but I'm not sure there will ever be a VE or a VJ day in that context.
  • The committee is particularly interested to hear from anyone who has memories of Moreton on VE or VJ day.

Origin

VJ, abbreviation of Victory over Japan.

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