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V-J Day

[vee-jey] /ˈviˈdʒeɪ/
August 15, 1945, the day Japan accepted the Allied surrender terms in World War II.
Origin of V-J Day
V-J: victory over Japan Unabridged
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V-J Day

the day marking the Allied victory over Japan in World War II (Aug 15, 1945)
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VJ day


also V-J Day, "Victory in Japan Day," 1944; it shares an origin with VE Day.

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V-J Day definition

The day of victory over Japan for the Allies in World War II; September 2, 1945, the day of Japan's formal surrender. (Compare V-E Day.)

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