Definition of confidante
: confidant; especially : one who is a woman
Examples of confidante in a Sentence
She was her closest friend and confidante.
only her closest confidantes know what she's going through
Recent Examples of confidante from the Web
To help you and you four-legged confidante find a job the two of you can get excited about, Monster—with some help from Wellness Natural Pet Food—rounded up 15 companies that will welcome you with open paws.
Trump confidante and spectacular hypocrite Newt Gingrich seemed to confirm as much to the AP today: Newt Gingrich acknowledges Donald Trump lied about tapes to try to intimidate James Comey before Senate testimony.
Revelations that Park shared classified government information with Choi, a civilian and long-term personal confidante, led to the corruption scandal that resulted in Park's impeachment and removal as South Korean president in March.
Part private investigator, part emotional confidante, the mistress dispeller is tasked with ending the relationship by any means necessary.
Chief Executive Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence, and his close ally and confidante Emil Michael, a senior vice president at Uber, exited the company.
The corporate shakeup already has prompted several executive departures, including Monday's announcement that Senior Vice President for Business Emil Michael, a close Kalanick ally and confidante, was leaving amid pressure from the board.
Chris Ruddy, a close Trump confidante, said Monday that the president was mulling Mueller’s ouster.
The president’s top aide and confidante, the feds discovered, privately met with Gorkov after Trump’s election and failed to disclose it in his application for a top-secret security clearance.
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Is it confident or confidant? (Or is it confidante?)
If you find yourself unsure whether you should choose confident or confidant don’t feel bad; confidant comes to English from the French word confident, and when the word first entered our language it was often spelled that way, rather than as confidant. The difference is quite simple: confidant is a noun (meaning "a person in whom you confide things"), and confident is an adjective (defined as “having confidence”). You may well be confident in your confidant, but you would not be confidant in your confident. Although this distinction has not always been observed by writers, confidante is generally used for a female confidant. The word confidant is more frequently used to describe a man, but it may be applied to either gender.
Origin and Etymology of confidante
French confidente, feminine of confident
First Known Use: 1662See Words from the same year
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Definition of confidante for English Language Learners
: a woman who is a trusted friend : a female confidant
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