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



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪpləmæt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪpləmæt//
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  1. 1(old-fashioned diplomatist) a person whose job is to represent his or her country in a foreign country, for example, in an embassy Wordfinderaccord, ally, bilateral, cross-border, diplomat, embassy, international, rapprochement, relationship, treaty
  2. 2a person who is skilled at dealing with other people You’ll need to be a real diplomat to persuade them to come to some agreement.
  3. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French diplomate, back-formation from diplomatique ‘diplomatic’, from Latin diploma from Greek diplōma ‘folded paper’, from diploun ‘to fold’, from diplous ‘double’.Extra examples Washington’s top diplomat in Havana a Western diplomat in Islamabad the chief Cuban diplomat in the United States two of the world’s most prominent diplomats
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