evzone

noun

ev·​zone ˈev-ˌzōn How to pronounce evzone (audio)
: a member of a select Greek infantry unit often serving as a palace guard

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evzone was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Evzone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evzone. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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