• (British) IPA: /ˈbɒdiɡɑːd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbɑːdiɡɑːɹd/


  1. A person or group of persons, often armed, responsible for protecting an individual.
Translations Verb

bodyguard (bodyguards, present participle bodyguarding; past and past participle bodyguarded)

  1. (transitive) To act as bodyguard for (someone); figuratively, to protect.
    • 2005, Christopher Hitchens, ‘Burned Out’, Slate, Mar 7 2005:
      The same report, on a news page and not bodyguarded by any news analysis warning, goes on to say that repeated discoveries of cheating and covert activity mean that the credibility of Iran has been harmed.

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