- the imperial guard created in 1804 by Napoleon: it made the last French charge at Waterloo.
- (in the U.S.) the conservative element of any political party, especially the Republican Party.
- (usually lowercase) the influential, established, more conservative members of any body, group, movement, etc.: the old guard of New York society.
Origin of Old Guard
Examples from the Web for old guard
Contemporary Examples of old guard
All these talented chefs are graduating from these old-guard kitchens and branching out and the market is saturated.High Rents Are Killing the Restaurant Capital
October 28, 2014
The old-guard journalists who dismiss her as a blogueuse have no idea how diligently Riahi trained herself as a journalist.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists
Thomas A. Bass
April 6, 2014
The three friends, old-guard insiders, are all aging tastefully.This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 4, 2013
Jimmy So, G. Clay Whittaker, Tunku Varadarajan
February 4, 2013
Some old-guard white ward powers would like to see Emanuel toppled, too.Can Rahm Still Be Stopped?
January 28, 2011
Historical Examples of old guard
He is an old-guard segregationist that he learned from the Texans you know that the colored man is just a flunky.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- a group that works for a long-established or old-fashioned cause or principle
- the conservative element in a political party or other group
Word Origin for old guard
- the French imperial guard created by Napoleon in 1804