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aide-de-camp

 (ād′dĭ-kămp′)
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

aid-de-camp

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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aide-de-camp

(ˈeɪd dəˈkæmp)

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aide-de-camp - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officeraide-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
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
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Translations

aide-de-camp

[ˌeɪddəˈkɑ̃ːŋ] N (aides-de-camp (pl)) → edecán m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

aide-de-camp

[ˈeɪddəˈkɒm] naide m de camp
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

aide-de-camp

n pl <aides-de-camp>
(Mil) → Adjutant(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

aide-de-camp

[ˌeɪddəˈkɒŋ] n (Mil) → aiutante m di campo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Whether the object be to crush an army, to storm a city, or to assassinate an individual, it is always necessary to begin by finding out the names of the attendants, the aides-de-camp, and door-keepers and sentries of the general in command.
Queen Victoria was the first person to appoint aides-de-camp duties to a senior military officer who is appointed to act as the honorary military attendant to the Queen.
The Uttar Pradesh Governor, in his letter, stated that he will go to Mumbai via flight along with his Aides-de-Camp (ADC) for voting, which would cost Rs 53,000 in addition to the cost of the Z-plus security provided to him.
Two senior police officers, who had served as aides-de-camp to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his deputy, have both been reassigned.