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Red Guard

a member of a Chinese Communist youth movement in the late 1960s, committed to the militant support of Mao Zedong.
Origin of Red Guard
1965-70; translation of Chinese hóng wèibīng Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Again the door was opened, and this time it was an officer of the Red Guard who appeared.

    The Book of All-Power Edgar Wallace
  • But the railway officials had other views, and there was no Red Guard to overrule them.

    The New Germany George Young
  • The commisar ordered one of the Red Guard to bayonet her, which he did.

  • The Party often gives the union special storm trooper or Red Guard types of missions to perform.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • Peasants from the near-by villages soon joined the plunderers of the Red Guard in their work of looting and pillaging.

  • Everywhere we were urged to join the Red Guard with promises of high pay and good living.

    Our Little Czecho-Slovak Cousin

    Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
  • The Red Guard fired without warning, something that never before happened, even in the time of Czarism.


    John Spargo
  • Then the hands of the Red Guard closed about him before he could struggle to his feet.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
British Dictionary definitions for Red Guard

Red Guard

a member of a Chinese youth movement that attempted to effect the Cultural Revolution (1965–71)
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