a member of the militant activist groups in China in the late 1960s
- A member of an activist youth movement in China, prominent during the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s, that espoused Maoist principles.
- A member of a radical political group with Maoist leanings.
Origin of Red GuardTranslation of Chinese (Mandarin) hóng wèibīng : hóng, red + wèibīng, guard (wèi, to defend + bīng, weapons, troops).
(plural red guards)
- A member of any of several organizations known as Red Guards or Red Guard.