Definition of aide-de-camp in English:


Syllabification: aide-de-camp
Pronunciation: /ˌāddəˈkamp

noun (plural aides-de-camp pronounced same or /ˈādz/)

A military officer acting as a confidential assistant to a senior officer.
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  • After returning to the United States, he served as aide-de-camp to the assistant commandant, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Bliss, Texas.
  • In 1973 he became the aide-de-camp to the U.S. commander for the brigade, and, two years later, became the brigade's executive officer for A Company, 2nd Battalion.
  • He then served as the aide-de-camp to the X Corps commander in 1952.


late 17th century: from French, 'camp adjutant'.

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