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English definition of “aide-de-camp”

aide-de-camp

noun [C] uk   /ˌeɪd.dəˈkɑ̃ː/ us    /-ˈkæmp/ (plural aides-de-camp   /ˌeɪd.dəˈkɑ̃ː/    /-ˈkæmp/) (abbreviation ADC)
a military or naval officer who helps an officer of higher rank: He became Napoleon's aide-de-camp in 1804.General ranks in the armed forces
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