at·​ta·​ché | \ ˌa-tə-ˈshā How to pronounce attaché (audio) , ˌa-ˌta-, ə-ˌta-\

Definition of attaché

1 : a technical expert on a country's diplomatic staff at a foreign capital a military attaché

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Pakistani newspapers reported that the American, identified as a military attache, was blocked Saturday from leaving Pakistan, forcing the U.S. military aircraft sent on his behalf to depart without him. Reuters, Washington Post, "U.S. diplomat involved in accident allowed to leave Pakistan," 14 May 2018 Gantz, 59, was a paratrooper who rose up the ranks to head special operations units and other various commands before serving as military attache to the United States and ultimately becoming Israel’s 20th military chief from 2011-2015. Aron Heller, The Seattle Times, "Israeli ex-army chief launches campaign to replace Netanyahu," 29 Jan. 2019 There has been no suggestion that Hall, an air and defense attache who has not spoken publicly about the traffic accident or his diplomatic status, was engaged in any such activities. Washington Post, "Pakistan blocks departure of U.S. diplomat accused in car accident," 13 May 2018 On Monday, a consular officer in Miami joined Venezuela’s military attache in Washington, Col. Joshua Goodman, The Seattle Times, "Amid mass arrests, Maduro won’t touch rival Guaido," 29 Jan. 2019 Western military attaches posted to embassies and consulates in the Soviet Union often attended the parades and took pictures. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "How the CIA Watched Soviet Parades for New Military Tech," 19 Dec. 2018 This easy-to-use lock attaches to any fixed structure and comes with a preset number combination, so there’s no need to keep track of a key. Caitlin Flynn, The Seattle Times, "Back-to-school: Top computer and tablet accessories," 6 Aug. 2018 The three Philippine officials said China was informed of the accident through its military attache at its embassy in Manila. Jim Gomez, Fox News, "Philippines informs China of grounded frigate amid sea feud," 31 Aug. 2018 Becker was named to the volunteer sport attache role on April 26, more than nine months after his bankruptcy declaration. Washington Post, "Retired tennis star Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of attaché

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for attaché

French, past participle of attacher

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English Language Learners Definition of attaché

: a person who works at an embassy as an expert on a particular subject

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