noun \ˈdi-plə-ˌmat\

: a person who represents his or her country's government in a foreign country : someone whose work is diplomacy

: a person who has skill in dealing with other people

Full Definition of DIPLOMAT

:  one employed or skilled in diplomacy

Examples of DIPLOMAT

  1. The President will be meeting with foreign diplomats.
  2. He's a talented architect but a poor diplomat.

Origin of DIPLOMAT

French diplomate, back-formation from diplomatique
First Known Use: 1813

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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