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old guard

Syllabification: old guard
(also Old Guard)

Definition of old guard in English:

noun

(usually the old guard)
The original or long-standing members of a group or party, especially ones who are unwilling to accept change or new ideas: the aging right-wing old guard
More example sentences
  • He was too easily swayed by others and too anxious to be accepted by the old guard of the Senate.
  • This week, though, the old guard will aim to re-impose the established order.
  • You've got a built-in bureaucracy - people will fight tooth and nail to keep their positions - and there are old guards in the ruling party.

Derivatives

old guardism

1
noun

old guardsman

2
noun (plural old guardsmen)

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