evzone

noun
ev·zone | \ˈev-ˌzōn \

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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