guardian angel


noun

an angel believed to protect a particular person, as from danger or error.
a person who looks after or is concerned with the welfare of another.

Nearby words

  1. guardhouse lawyer,
  2. guardi,
  3. guardi, francesco,
  4. guardian,
  5. guardian ad litem,
  6. guardian angels,
  7. guardianista,
  8. guardianship,
  9. guarding,
  10. guardrail

Origin of guardian angel

First recorded in 1625–35

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British Dictionary definitions for guardian angels

Guardian Angels

pl n

vigilante volunteers who patrol the underground railway in New York, London, and elsewhere, wearing red berets, to deter violent crime
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