bodyguard

[ bod-ee-gahrd ]
/ ˈbɒd iˌgɑrd /

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.

Origin of bodyguard

First recorded in 1725–35; body + guard
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bodyguard

/ (ˈbɒdɪˌɡɑːd) /

noun

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

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