from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. June 19, an African-American holiday commemorating the date in 1865 when many slaves in Texas learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863).
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- proper n. A holiday celebrated in a number of U.S. states on June nineteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.
Blend of June and nineteenth (Wiktionary)