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aide–de–camp

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noun \ˌād-di-ˈkamp, -ˈkäⁿ\

Simple Definition of aide–de–camp

  • : a military officer who assists another high-ranking officer

Full Definition of aide–de–camp

plural aides–de–camp play \ˌād(z)-di-\

  1. :  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


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