Meaning of Pasdaran in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɑːsdɑːˈrɑːn/


  • 1In Iran: a member of the revolutionary guard formed after the Islamic revolution of 1979, and responsible for the suppression of political dissent and the protection of the Revolutionary Council.

  • 2This revolutionary guard.


1970s; earliest use found in The Los Angeles Times. From Persian pāsdāran (plural of pāsdār), short for the official name of the organization, Pāsdāran-i inqilāb, literally ‘watchmen of the revolution’.