Definition of Pasdaran in English:

Pasdaran

noun

  • 1Treated as plural. In Iran: the revolutionary guard formed after the Islamic revolution of 1979, and responsible for the suppression of political dissent and the protection of the Revolutionary Council.

  • 2A member of this guard.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From Persian pāsdāran (plural of pāsdār), short for the official name of the organization, Pāsdāran-i inqilāb, lit. ‘watchmen of the revolution’.

Pronunciation

Pasdaran

/ˌpɑːsdɑːˈrɑːn/