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aide

[eyd] /eɪd/
noun
2.
an aide-de-camp.
3.
an assistant or helper, especially a confidential one.
Origin of aide
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism; < French: helper; see aid
Can be confused
aid, aide (see usage note at aid)
aides, aids, AIDS.
Usage note
See aid.
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aide

/eɪd/
noun
1.
an assistant
2.
(social welfare) an unqualified assistant to a professional welfare worker
3.
short for aide-de-camp
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aide

n.

1777, short for aide-de-camp (1660s), French, literally "camp assistant" (see aid (n.)).

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