Definition of bodyguard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒdiɡɑːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːdiɡɑːrd//
[countable + singular or plural verb]
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a person or a group of people who are employed to protect somebody The President’s bodyguard is/are armed.Extra examples He never goes anywhere without his personal bodyguards. She has to have an armed bodyguard wherever she goes. a former bodyguard to the prince A personal bodyguard was assigned to her and is with her day and night.
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