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[eyd-duh-kamp] /ˈeɪd dəˈkæmp/
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.
Origin of aide-de-camp
1660-70; < French: literally, camp helper; see aid, de, camp1 Unabridged
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/ˈeɪd də ˈkɒŋ/
noun (pl) aides-de-camp, aids-de-camp
a military officer serving as personal assistant to a senior ADC
Word Origin
C17: from French: camp assistant
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