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Definition of "aide-de-camp" [aide-de-camp]

  • A military officer acting as secretary and confidential assistant to a superior officer of general or flag rank. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aide-de-camp" in a sentence
  • "Learning that it was the mother of the bride, he called his aide-de-camp, General Losoi, and said, “Fetch me a man capable of committing any crime from theft to murder.”"
  • "As an artillery officer of cool daring and efficiency, he caught George Washington's notice, joined his staff as aide-de-camp at age 22, and became for much of the next 16 years his right-hand man in war and peace."
  • "He was fort adjutant and aide-de-camp to the Governor-General, Lord Auckland, and left the Indian army with the rank of captain."