garda

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noun, often capitalized gar·da \ˈgär-də\

Definition of garda

plural

gardai

play \ˌgär-ˈdē\
  1. :  a police officer in the Republic of Ireland

Origin and Etymology of garda

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


First Known Use: 1934


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