2 (Social welfare) an unqualified assistant to a professional welfare worker
3 short for →
aide-de-camp , aid-de-camp
n pl , aides-de-camp, aids-de-camp a military officer serving as personal assistant to a senior, (Abbrev.)
(C17: from French: camp assistant)
aide-mémoire (French) (English)
n pl , aides-mémoire (English) a memorandum or summary of the items of an agreement, etc.
(from aider to help + mémoire memory)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
adjutant, assistant, attendant, coadjutor (rare) deputy, helper, helpmate, henchman, right-hand man, second, supporter
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