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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.
Translations of “aide-de-camp”
in Chinese (Traditional) 副官, 隨從武官, 隨從參謀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 副官, 随从武官, 随从参谋…
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