Definition of V-E Day in US English:

V-E Day

noun

  • The day (May 8) marking the Allied victory in Europe in 1945.

    • ‘Weeks before the end of the war Mr Martin was given leave and celebrated VE day with the family of his best friend, Stanley, who served in the Navy.’
    • ‘Her journey was to mark the 60th anniversary of VE day, and her ship's company attended numerous ceremonies commemorating the Allied success.’
    • ‘He trained with the division in England, and served with it from Normandy to VE day.’
    • ‘Blackburn Cathedral celebrated VE day by hosting a peace concert on Sunday evening.’
    • ‘At St Catherine's Residential Care Home in Horwich residents rolled back the years with wartime songs to mark VE day.’

Origin

VE, abbreviation of Victory in Europe.

Pronunciation

V-E Day

/viːˈiːdeɪ/