Definition of Pétain, Philippe in English:

Pétain, Philippe

proper noun

  • (1856–1951), French general and statesman, head of state 1940–4; full name Henri Philippe Omer Pétain. He concluded an armistice with Nazi Germany in 1940 and established the French government at Vichy (effectively a puppet regime for the Third Reich) until 1944.

Pronunciation

Pétain, Philippe

/peɪˈtã//petɛ̃/