a city in central France: provisional capital of unoccupied France 1940–1942; hot springs.
(often lowercase) vichy water.
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How to use Vichy in a sentence
The hope was that the Vichy leaders on the ground would rally to the Allies.The chaos of France’s defeat, and the thrill of its liberation | Julian Jackson | November 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Things did not go so well with Marshal Petain later, in the Vichy Republic.
One was the relative autonomy that France had earned through its collaborationist government in Vichy.
In May Tchaikovsky was out of health and was ordered by the doctors to take a course of waters at Vichy.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
He could go afterwards and take the cure at Vichy for his gout.Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
After two repeated visits to the French watering-place of Vichy, he returned to Geneva.
Isaacson poured out some Vichy water and began to squeeze the juice of half a lemon into it.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He marched stiffly out of the room, posing at the door to make an obscene gesture meant for the men of Vichy.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for Vichy
a town and spa in central France, on the River Allier: seat of the collaborationist government under Marshal Pétain (1940–44); mineral waters bottled for export. Pop: 26 528 (1999): Latin name: Vicus Calidus (ˈviːkəs ˈkælɪdəs)
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