aide-de-camp

or aid-de-camp

[eyd-duh-kamp]

noun, plural aides-de-camp.

a subordinate military or naval officer acting as a confidential assistant to a superior, usually to a general officer or admiral.

Nearby words

  1. aid station,
  2. aid-de-camp,
  3. aida,
  4. aidan,
  5. aide,
  6. aide-memoire,
  7. aide-mémoire,
  8. aidin,
  9. aidman,
  10. aidoneus

Origin of aide-de-camp

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

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British Dictionary definitions for aide-de-camp

aide-de-camp

aid-de-camp

noun plural aides-de-camp or aids-de-camp

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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