Red Guard


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Red Guard

n.
1. A member of an activist youth movement in China, prominent during the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s, that espoused Maoist principles.
2. A member of a radical political group with Maoist leanings.

[Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) hóng wèibīng : hóng, red + wèibīng, guard (wèi, to defend + bīng, weapons, troops).]
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Red Guard

n
1. (Historical Terms) a member of a Chinese youth movement that attempted to effect the Cultural Revolution (1965–71)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a Chinese youth movement that attempted to effect the Cultural Revolution (1965–71)
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Noun1.Red Guard - a radical political movement by Chinese youths who espoused Maoist principles
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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