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  • n. Red Guards, a mass movement of civilians, mostly students and other young people in China, who were mobilized by Mao Zedong in 1966 and 1967, during the Cultural Revolution.

Etymologies

From Mandarin trad. 紅衛兵, simpl. 红卫兵 (pinyin: hóngwèibīng) (red defense soldier or red guard) (Wiktionary)

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