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
The president of the Senate could strike a deal to become Mr Osinbajo’s deputy, says Matthew Page, a former American diplomat.
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — When Myanmar’s leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, wanted to hold a peace conference to end her country’s long-burning insurgencies, a senior Chinese diplomat went to work.
That tracks with expectations French diplomats set for the meeting. ‘
But no one, including Jackson, can best his half-century of public service or the sheer variety of his contributions as a legislator, executive, and diplomat.
After Election Day, with a growing urgency, the Obama administration retaliated, closing Russian compounds in the United States believed to be used for spying as well as expelling some 35 Russian diplomats and imposing more sanctions on Russia.
During the inauguration, suites were renting for as much as $18,000 a night, and the hotel filled up with diplomats and Trump's business partners from places like Dubai and Malaysia.
Six months into his administration, Donald Trump has yet to appoint dozens of high-level State Department employees, including the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, the top diplomat in charge of Latin America.
The responses, outlined in a comprehensive Washington Post report Friday, included the expulsion of Russian diplomats in the U.S., the closure of two Russian facilities, and a set of very limited economic sanctions.
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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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