aid-de-camp

[eyd-duh-kamp]

aide-de-camp

or aid-de-camp

[eyd-duh-kamp]
noun, plural aides-de-camp.
  1. a subordinate military or naval officer acting as a confidential assistant to a superior, usually to a general officer or admiral.

Origin of aide-de-camp

1660–70; < French: literally, camp helper; see aid, de, camp1
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aide-de-camp

aid-de-camp

noun plural aides-de-camp or aids-de-camp
  1. a military officer serving as personal assistant to a seniorAbbreviation: ADC

Word Origin for aide-de-camp

C17: from French: camp assistant
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