Definition of confidant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(confidante) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɒnfɪdænt//
, BrE//ˌkɒnfɪˈdɑːnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnfɪdænt//
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a person that you trust and who you talk to about private or secret things a close/trusted confidant of the President There were times when a semi-stranger was a better confidante than a close friend. Word Originmid 17th cent.: alteration of confident (as a noun in the same sense in the early 17th cent.), probably to represent the pronunciation of French confidente ‘having full trust’.
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