from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of an activist youth movement in China, prominent during the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s, that espoused Maoist principles.
- n. A member of a radical political group with Maoist leanings.
Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) hóng wèibīng : hóng, red + wèibīng, guard (wèi, to defend + bīng, weapons, troops).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)