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confidant

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noun con·fi·dant \ˈkän-fə-ˌdänt also -ˌdant, -dənt\

Simple Definition of confidant

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

Full Definition of confidant

  1. :  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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