guardian angel


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.

Origin of guardian angel

First recorded in 1625–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for guardian angel

advocate, angel, champion, protector, lifesaver

Examples from the Web for guardian angel

Historical Examples of guardian angel

  • And so each one has his devil to exorcise and his guardian-angel to watch over him.

  • You have called me, too, your guardian-angel; Oh suffer me to call you mine!

  • It would seem as if some guardian-angel shielded them from desecration.

  • She is more than my daughter; she is the guardian-angel of the house.

    The Two Destinies

    Wilkie Collins

  • They have been kept entirely at a distance since you became my guardian-angel!

    Jude the Obscure

    Thomas Hardy