aide-de-camp aide-de-camp

Definition(s):

  • (n) an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

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Usage(s):

  1. From the passenger's seat next to him, aide-de-camp Gregory Brainin hands his boss a hollowed-out lemon filled with a citrus-and-lavender jelly.
  2. The council named Colonel Prosper Avril, a former presidential aide-de-camp, as its counselor.
  3. Official aide-de-camp to Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Quebec: Subaltern Mary Churchill, of the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

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  1. "No, her aide-de-camp," says Enright, 45, looking at me ruefully as if I've just rained on her parade.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Anne Enright Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "The aide-de-camp asked the president of the republic if he should give him (Segura) something, in keeping with custom. The president of the republic replied 'yes' without saying what the sum should be, because there was a custom. The aide-de-camp...
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Abdoulaye Wade Source: AFP

  3. "I think of her as sort of my aide-de-camp," Dick Cheney told the New York Times. "She has no qualms about telling me when she thinks I'm wrong, or when I need to do something. Mary will always come in and lay it right on me."
    on Oct 15, 2004 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: CTV.ca

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