aide


aide

noun

  1. nurse’s aide.
  2. an aide-de-camp.
  3. an assistant or helper, especially a confidential one.

noun

  1. an assistant
  2. social welfare an unqualified assistant to a professional welfare worker
  3. short for aide-de-camp
n.

1777, short for aide-de-camp (1660s), French, literally “camp assistant” (see aid (n.)).

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