- Military. officer of the day, as in the British army or, formerly, in the U.S. Army.
Origin of orderly officer
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for orderly officer
The other appeared, dressed as an orderly-officer, in the great hall of the Hôtel de Ville.Louis Philippe
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
The orderly-officer, conspicuous by his belt, sits at one end of the long table.M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."
One day I was going my usual round with the orderly-officer, who twice a day visited the congee-house.
- another name for officer of the day
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