- a person or group of persons employed to guard an individual, as a high official, from bodily harm.
- a retinue; escort.
- to provide with or act as a bodyguard.
Origin of bodyguard
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Examples from the Web for bodyguard
His rule over the country came to an end in 1979 when the director of the KCIA shot Park and his bodyguard to death at dinner.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
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But he does it in a nice way; the bodyguard turns up with shopping.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
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But between that one devastating tweet and this poison pen, perhaps the bodyguard was on to something.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All
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Jazz, in particular, when he becomes a bodyguard for Louis Armstrong.The Prodigious Roddy Doyle Is the Celtic Tiger of Irish Literature
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Still to come are Honeymoon in Vegas, Diner, The Bodyguard, Back to The Future, Beaches and so many more.Is Broadway Being Destroyed by Hollywood?
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But it was useless to think of this, with even the General suggesting a bodyguard.
"Surround her with a bodyguard, if you like," said the General.
Jerry has been my bodyguard on Sunday nights for a long time past and I am used to him.A Tale of Two Cities
And far off in the distance could be heard the cries of his bodyguard.The Chinese Fairy Book
Behind them came 400 mounted archers forming the bodyguard of the king.The Life of Cesare Borgia
- a person or group of people who escort and protect someone, esp a political figure
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Word Origin and History for bodyguard
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