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Definition of aide-de-camp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aide-de-camp

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌeɪd də ˈkɒ̃//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪd də ˈkæmp//
 
(pl. aides-de-camp
BrE BrE//ˌeɪd də ˈkɒ̃//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪd də ˈkæmp//
 
)
(abbreviation ADC) The navy, The army
 
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an officer in the army or navy who helps a more senior officer See related entries: The navy, The army Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French, ‘camp adjutant’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aide-de-camp