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diplomat

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noun dip·lo·mat \ˈdi-plə-ˌmat\

Simple Definition of diplomat

  • : 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

  1. :  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



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