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aide–de–camp

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

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