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n. pl. aides-de-camp
A military officer acting as secretary and confidential assistant to a superior officer of general or flag rank.
[French : aide, assistant + de, of + camp, camp.]
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aide-de-camp(ˈeɪd də ˈkɒŋ) or
n, pl aides-de-camp or aids-de-camp
(Military) a military officer serving as personal assistant to a senior. Abbreviation: ADC
[C17: from French: camp assistant]
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n., pl. aides-de-camp (ˈeɪdz-)
a subordinate military officer acting as a confidential assistant, esp. to a general or admiral.
[1660–70; < French: literally, camp helper]
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|Noun||1.||aide-de-camp - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer|
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