Definition of Scots Guard in US English:

Scots Guard


  • 1(A member of) an elite military unit assigned as a bodyguard to the French monarchy, originally composed of Scottish soldiers. Now historical.

  • 2In plural A British Army infantry regiment, chiefly composed of Scottish soldiers or soldiers with Scottish sympathies, now part of the Guards Division. Also in early use: a Scottish infantry regiment forming part of a monarch's personal troops or guards (now historical).


Early 17th century. From Scots + guard.


Scots Guard

/ˌskɒts ˈɡɑːd/