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

Examples of attaché in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the plan, Egypt’s military intelligence agency would handle the negotiations, working through North Korea’s military attache in Cairo. Washington Post, "Egyptian government documents: Officials in Cairo tried to cover up arms deal with North Korea," 26 Oct. 2019 At the center of Toy Story 4 is Forky (Tony Hale), a spork pulled from the trash and given life by 5-year old Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw), who glues googly eyes to its face, attaches popsicle stick feet and pipe cleaner arms. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Toy Story 4' Evokes the Journey of the Western Hero," 22 June 2019 On Thursday, Holmes requested additional information from both sides to address conflicting evidence about the allegations of information sharing with the FBI attache. Los Angeles Times, "Trial of Huawei executive exposes cracks in tough-to-win extradition case," 4 Oct. 2019 Jassim al-Thani, the embassy attache, said the emir would not push for mediation with Iran but would offer its services if both Tehran and Washington agree. Washington Post, "Trump to meet with Qatar’s emir as administration weighs next steps on Iran," 10 July 2019 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

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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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The first known use of attaché was in 1822

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25 Nov 2019

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“Attaché.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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