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guardian angel

noun

Simple Definition of guardian angel

  • : an angel believed to watch and protect someone

  • : a helpful or protective person

Full Definition of guardian angel

  1. :  an angel believed to have special care of a particular individual; broadly :  savior 1, protector

Examples of guardian angel

  1. He has become a guardian angel for struggling young artists.

  2. <his work with the pet rescue center has led many to hail him as a guardian angel and friend to all animals>



Circa 1631

First Known Use of guardian angel

circa 1631


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