Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.]
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]
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]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||aide-de-camp - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
adjutant general - a general's adjutant; chief administrative officer