Definition of diplomat
: one employed or skilled in diplomacy a foreign diplomat
Examples of diplomat in a Sentence
The President will be meeting with foreign diplomats.
He's a talented architect but a poor diplomat.
Recent Examples of diplomat from the Web
Washington should recognize that new reality and gracefully yield, the diplomat told me.
In late December, after U.S. intelligence said there had been election meddling, and in response to the ongoing harassment in Moscow, Obama ordered the compounds closed and diplomats expelled.
His remarks to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Russian diplomats have all leaked, presumably after notes of the conversations were circulated by national security officials.
Eliot Cohen, a veteran of George W. Bush’s State Department, tweeted that contacts between a transition team and foreign diplomats are normal.
His remarks to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Russian diplomats have all leaked, presumably after notes of the conversations were circulated by national security officials.
His father, a diplomat, was assigned to France, Germany, the Soviet Ukraine and Canada before World War II.
For American diplomats in Iraq, the deal is seen as serving two purposes.
Current and former U.S. intelligence officials said that though Russian diplomats have secure means of communicating with Moscow, Kushner's apparent request for access to such channels was extraordinary.
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Origin and Etymology of diplomat
French diplomate, back-formation from diplomatique
First Known Use: 1813See Words from the same year
DIPLOMAT Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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