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Foot Guards

noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. (in Britain) an infantry unit forming part of the ceremonial guard of the monarch.
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Origin of Foot Guards

First recorded in 1665–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Thackerayana

    William Makepeace Thackeray

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

    The Road to Paris

    Robert Neilson Stephens

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

    The Road to Paris

    Robert Neilson Stephens

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