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Definition of the old guard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the old guard

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[singular + singular or plural verb]
 
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the original members of a group or an organization, who are often against change Some of the old guard were resentful that a newcomer had been appointed to the post.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the old guard