V-J Day

[ vee-jey ]
/ ˈviˈdʒeɪ /

noun

August 15, 1945, the day Japan accepted the Allied surrender terms in World War II.

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Origin of V-J Day

V-J: victory over Japan
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British Dictionary definitions for v-j day

V-J Day

noun

the day marking the Allied victory over Japan in World War II (Aug 15, 1945)
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Cultural definitions for v-j day

V-J Day

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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