aide de camp


noun, plural aides-de-camp.
a subordinate military or naval officer acting as a confidential assistant to a superior, usually to a general officer or admiral.

1660–70; < French: literally, camp helper; see aid, de, camp Unabridged
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aide-de-camp or aid-de-camp (ˈeɪd də ˈkɒŋ)
n , pl aides-de-camp, aids-de-camp
ADC a military officer serving as personal assistant to a senior
[C17: from French: camp assistant]
aid-de-camp or aid-de-camp
[C17: from French: camp assistant]

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