guardian angel

noun
plural guardian angels

Definition of guardian angel

1 : an angel believed to have special care of a particular individual I'm still around, someone once told me, because I have at least one diligent guardian angel who watches over me.— Warren Faidley
2 : a person that helps or protects another person or thing To understand why [Alan] Greenspan seems to have changed from investors' guardian angel into a financial devil of sorts, you've got to understand what he's saying—and what he's not saying.— Allan Sloane Earlier this year, the city almost lost the illustrious Seeger's … after a downturn in business. But a guardian angel swooped in to stabilize Seeger's and to prevent Atlanta from having only one haute cuisine restaurant.— John Mariani

Examples of guardian angel in a Sentence

He has become a guardian angel for struggling young artists. his work with the pet rescue center has led many to hail him as a guardian angel and friend to all animals
Recent Examples on the Web That's when a guardian angel named Clarence steps in. Analisa Novak, CBS News, 25 Dec. 2021 By the end of the season, Leo (Brian Krause) had been exposed as the Halliwells' Whitelighter, and the guardian angel fell hard for middle sister Piper (Holly Marie Coombs). Ew Staff, EW.com, 14 Feb. 2022 Gabriel, who shares a name with the angel, turned out to be a guardian angel for John Black, the character played by veteran soap actor Drake Hogestyn. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec. 2021 This brings us back to Tabitha, who gets a little help from a guardian angel. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Their stepfather was Jerrold Wexler, a businessman and film producer who was my family’s guardian angel. Marc Myers, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2021 Gee the guardian angel seemed to loom over the service on Saturday, as friends remembered other sides of her personality. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Sep. 2021 Last year was supposed to be different for Dilek and Huseyin, who serves as operations manager, host, server and guardian angel over his mom at Borek-G. Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 Thank you for being our guardian angel, for sending me signs, for being my DJ in heaven. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 6 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of guardian angel

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Apr 2022

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“Guardian angel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guardian%20angel. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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