Etymology
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bodyguard (n.)

also body-guard, 1735, "retinue, escort charged with the protection of one person," collective singular, from body + guard (n.). Attested 1861 as "a soldier of the bodyguard."

updated on July 03, 2017

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Definitions of bodyguard from WordNet

bodyguard (n.)
someone who escorts and protects a prominent person;
Synonyms: escort
bodyguard (n.)
a group of men who escort and protect some important person;
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