Swiss Guard


noun

a member of a corps of bodyguards protecting the pope, with membership restricted to natives of Switzerland.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?

Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
weal

Origin of Swiss Guard

First recorded in 1690–1700
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for swiss guard

Swiss Guard

noun

the bodyguard of the pope, recruited from Swiss nationals
a member of this bodyguard
one of a group of Swiss mercenaries who acted as bodyguards to the French kings: destroyed in the Revolution
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012