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aide-de-camp

or aid-de-camp

[ eyd-duh-kamp ]
/ ˈeɪd dəˈkæmp /
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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.
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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

/ (ˈeɪd də ˈkɒŋ) /

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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