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home guard

noun
1.
a volunteer force used for meeting local emergencies when the regular armed forces are needed elsewhere.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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British Dictionary definitions for home guard

Home Guard

noun
1.
a volunteer part-time military force recruited for the defence of the United Kingdom in World War II
2.
(in various countries) a civil defence and reserve militia organization
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Slang definitions & phrases for home guard

home guard

noun

A resident of a place; native; local (1900s+ Circus & hoboes)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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