new guard

variants: or less commonly New Guard

Definition of new guard

1 : the members of an organization (such as a political party) who are newer or younger and who often favor change Justin Trudeau won the Liberal crown with a crushing victory that brings a new guard to the helm of the party …— Daniel Leblanc … announced four new executive hires, the beginning of the company's new guard— Ashley Stewart
2 : a group of persons who have recently gained prominence or power in a particular field the new guard of the fashion industry — compare old guard

First Known Use of new guard

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“New guard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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