- 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
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Examples from the Web for aid-de-camp
A ball directed at me has killed the horse of my aid-de-camp by my side.Louis Philippe
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
"Place him in a chair, then," said the aid-de-camp, for such he was.
I remember exactly how he looked; he had his aid-de-camp with him.The White Rose of Memphis
William C. Falkner
Early in May Washington was made an aid-de-camp to the general.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia
During this silence, the aid-de-camp stood in expectation of orders.The Spy
J. Fenimore Cooper
- a military officer serving as personal assistant to a seniorAbbreviation: ADC
C17: from French: camp assistant
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