- 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.