aide–de–camp

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noun \ˌād-di-ˈkamp, -ˈkäⁿ\

Definition of aide–de–camp

plural

aides–de–camp

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

Origin and Etymology of aide–de–camp

French aide de camp, literally, camp assistant


First Known Use: 1670


AIDE–DE–CAMP Defined for English Language Learners

aide-de-camp

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Definition of aide–de–camp for English Language Learners

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

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