Definition of Garda in English:

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Garda

Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːdə/
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaːrdə/

noun

[treated as singular or plural]
1The state police force of the Republic of Ireland: her husband was a detective in the Garda [as modifier]: Garda officers
1.1 (plural Gardai /ˈɡaːrdiː/ /ɡaːrˈdiː/) A member of the Irish police force: Gardai have stepped up their search for the missing girl
More example sentences
  • There is speculation he may have also been working for the Garda - the Irish police.
  • He was subsequently arrested by a heroic Garda and some members of the local community.
  • The unit is attached to community policing and Gardai cyclists will carry out the full range of Garda duties.

Origin

From Irish Garda Síochána 'Civic Guard'.

Words that rhyme with Garda

ardour (US ardor), armada, Bader, cadre, carder, cicada, Dalriada, enchilada, gelada, Granada, Haggadah, Hamada, intifada, lambada, larder, Masada, Nevada, panada, piña colada, pousada, promenader, retarder, Scheherazade, Theravada, Torquemada, tostada
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