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old guard

noun

Synonyms of old guard

the usually older members of an organization (such as a political party) who do not want or like change
  • She's not popular with the old guard.

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The first known use of old guard was in 1841

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old-fashionedness

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“Old guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/old%20guard. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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