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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. August 15, 1945, the day on which the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the date of Allied victory over Japan, World War II

Etymologies

V(ictory in) J(apan) Day.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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