Aide-de-camp meaning

āddĭ-kămp
An officer in the army, navy, etc. serving as assistant to a superior.
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A military officer who serves as an adjutant to a higher ranking officer, prince or other high political dignitary.

Unlike the orderly or batman, a humble low-ranking servant, an aide-de-camp is often a general, who before the institution of the chief of staff could hold a similar position to his chief.

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A military officer acting as secretary and confidential assistant to a superior officer of general or flag rank.
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Origin of aide-de-camp

  • French aide assistant de of camp camp

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French, from aide 'aide' + de 'of' camp '(military) camp'

    From Wiktionary