garda

noun, often capitalized
gar·​da | \ ˈgär-də How to pronounce garda (audio) \
plural gardai\ ˌgär-​ˈdē How to pronounce garda (audio) \

Definition of garda

: a police officer in the Republic of Ireland

First Known Use of garda

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for garda

Irish garda (plural gardaí), short for garda síochána, literally, guardian of the peace

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“Garda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garda. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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