noun \ˌād-di-ˈkamp, -ˈkäⁿ\

: a military officer who assists another high-ranking officer

plural aides–de–camp \ˌād(z)-di-\

Full Definition of AIDE-DE-CAMP

:  a military aide; also :  a civilian aide usually to an executive

Origin of AIDE-DE-CAMP

French aide de camp, literally, camp assistant
First Known Use: 1670


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Officer on the personal staff of a general, admiral, or other high-ranking commander who acts as a confidential secretary. Today they are usually of junior rank, and their duties are largely social. The term also denotes a high-ranking military officer who acts as an aide to a chief of state.


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