diplomat

noun dip·lo·mat \ ˈdi-plə-ˌmat \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of diplomat

:one employed or skilled in diplomacy
  • a foreign diplomat

Examples of diplomat in a Sentence

  1. The President will be meeting with foreign diplomats.

  2. He's a talented architect but a poor diplomat.

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Origin and Etymology of diplomat

French diplomate, back-formation from diplomatique


DIPLOMAT Defined for English Language Learners

diplomat

noun

Definition of diplomat for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DIPLOMAT Defined for Kids

diplomat

noun dip·lo·mat \ ˈdi-plə-ˌmat \

Definition of diplomat for Students

1 :a person whose work is keeping good relations between the governments of different countries
2 :a person who is good at dealing with people in a way that avoids bad feelings


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