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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/
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