aide

[ eyd ]
/ eɪd /

noun

an aide-de-camp.
an assistant or helper, especially a confidential one.

Origin of aide

1770–80, Americanism; < French: helper; see aid

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH aide

aid aide (see usage note at aid)aides aids AIDS

usage note for aide

See aid.
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British Dictionary definitions for aides

aide
/ (eɪd) /

noun

an assistant
social welfare an unqualified assistant to a professional welfare worker
short for aide-de-camp
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