Red-guard definition

A member of an activist youth movement in China, prominent during the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s, that espoused Maoist principles.
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A member of a radical political group with Maoist leanings.
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A member of the militant activist groups in China in the late 1960s.
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A member of any of several organizations known as Red Guards or Red Guard.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
red-guard
Plural:
red-guards

Origin of red-guard

  • Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) hóng wèibīng hóng red wèibīng guard (wèi to defend) (bīng weapons, troops)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • red +"Ž guard

    From Wiktionary