Foot Guards


noun (used with a plural verb)

(in Britain) an infantry unit forming part of the ceremonial guard of the monarch.

Origin of Foot Guards

First recorded in 1665–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for foot guards

Historical Examples of foot guards

  • The Duke of Ormond has got his regiment of foot-guards, I know not who has the rest.

    The Journal to Stella

    Jonathan Swift

  • Fifty foot-guards, with drums and trumpets, closed the procession.


    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • There are the body-guards, the foot-guards, the horse-guards, and other such troops.

    The Road to Paris

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • He who had first approached was Count von Romberg, a captain in the foot-guards.

    The Road to Paris

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • The Brigade of Guards—the infantry of the household troops—comprises the five regiments of foot-guards.