Definition of White Guard in US English:

White Guard

noun

  • 1A counter-revolutionary force which opposed left-wing insurgents who had seized power in Finland in 1918; a member of this force.

  • 2A counter-revolutionary force which opposed the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War (1917–22); a member of this force.

  • 3Generally. Any of several counter-revolutionary groups; a member of such a group.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Times. From white + guard, probably after Red Guard.

Pronunciation

White Guard

/ˌwʌɪt ˈɡɑːd/