minder

Definitions

General English

  • noun a person who protects someone

Slang

  • noun a bodyguard. A word which emerged from the obscurity of working-class and criminal slang into general usage in the early 1970s, mainly due to the fashion for quasi-realist crime drama on British television. This trend culminated in the later, gentler television series of the same name, starring Dennis Waterman and george Cole.
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