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

    Bolshevism John Spargo
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Peasants from the near-by villages soon joined the plunderers of the Red Guard in their work of looting and pillaging.

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

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • If the Red Guard had attacked the end near the zone their tactics would have been discovered at once.

British Dictionary definitions for Red Guard

Red Guard

a member of a Chinese youth movement that attempted to effect the Cultural Revolution (1965–71)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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