aide-mé·​moire ˌād-mām-ˈwär How to pronounce aide-mémoire (audio)
plural aide-mémoire
: an aid to the memory
especially : a mnemonic device
: a written summary or outline of important items of a proposed agreement or diplomatic communication

Word History


French, from aider to aid + mémoire memory

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aide-mémoire was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Aide-mémoire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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