Definition of Gaddafi, Muammar Muhammad al- in US English:

Gaddafi, Muammar Muhammad al-

(also Qaddafi)

proper noun

  • (1942–2011), Libyan colonel, head of state 1970–2011. After leading the coup that overthrew King Idris in 1969, he established the Libyan Arab Republic. Gaddafi pursued an anti-colonial policy and was accused of supporting international terrorism. He was overthrown in 2011, following an uprising assisted by a NATO-led military intervention, and killed by rebel forces.

Pronunciation

Gaddafi, Muammar Muhammad al-

/ɡəˈdäfē/