Definition of evzone in English:

evzone

noun

  • A kilted soldier belonging to a select Greek infantry regiment.

    • ‘His name was often appended to the titles of foreign corps that fought for Britain in the Napoleonic period: amongst them was the Duke of York's Greek Light Infantry which wore the kilt-like fustanella now sported by the evzones.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Greek euzōnos, from Greek, ‘dressed for exercise’ (from eu- ‘fine’ + zōnē ‘belt’), because of their uniform, which includes a fustanella.

Pronunciation

evzone

/ˈɛvzəʊn/