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bodyguard

[ bod-ee-gahrd ]
/ ˈbɒd iˌgɑrd /
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noun
a person or group of persons employed to guard an individual, as a high official, from bodily harm.
a retinue; escort.
verb (used with or without object)
to provide with or act as a bodyguard.
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Origin of bodyguard

First recorded in 1725–35; body + guard
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British Dictionary definitions for bodyguard

bodyguard
/ (ˈbɒdɪˌɡɑːd) /

noun
a person or group of people who escort and protect someone, esp a political figure
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