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evzone

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noun ev·zone \ˈev-ˌzōn\

Definition of evzone

  1. :  a member of a select Greek infantry unit often serving as a palace guard



Origin of evzone

Modern Greek euzōnos, from Greek, active, literally, well girt, from eu- + zōnē girdle — more at zone


First Known Use: 1897


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