Meaning of Pasdaran in English:

Pasdaran

Pronunciation /ˌpɑːsdɑːˈrɑːn/

noun

  • 1With plural agreement. In Iran: 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.

  • 2A member of this guard.

Origin

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