aide-de-camp

noun
\ˌād-di-ˈkamp, -ˈkäⁿ\
plural aides-de-camp\ˌād(z)-di- \

Definition of aide-de-camp 

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

First Known Use of aide-de-camp

1670, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aide-de-camp

French aide de camp, literally, camp assistant

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aide-de-camp

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English Language Learners Definition of aide-de-camp

: a military officer who assists another high-ranking officer

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