confidant


con·fi·dant

noun \ˈkän-fə-ˌdänt also -ˌdant, -dənt\

: a trusted friend you can talk to about personal and private things

Full Definition of CONFIDANT

:  one to whom secrets are entrusted; especially :  intimate

Examples of CONFIDANT

  1. He is a trusted confidant of the president.
  2. <she's my confidant; I tell her everything without reservation>

Origin of CONFIDANT

French confident, from Italian confidente, from confidente confident, trustworthy, from Latin confident-, confidens
First Known Use: 1646

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