white guard

noun, sometimes capitalized W&G

Definition of white guard

: a reactionary or counterrevolutionary force or party

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First Known Use of white guard

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for white guard

from the White Guard, anti-Communist force organized in Finland in 1918

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“White guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20guard. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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