evzone

noun
ev·​zone | \ ˈev-ˌzōn How to pronounce evzone (audio) \

Definition of evzone

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

First Known Use of evzone

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for evzone

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

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“Evzone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evzone. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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