attaché definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A person officially assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission to serve in a particular capacity: a cultural attaché; a military attaché.
- An attaché case.
Origin: French, from past participle of attacher, to attach, from Old French attachier; see attach.
attaché - Cultural Definition
A diplomatic officer attached to an embassy or consulate. Most attachés have specialties, such as military attachés, cultural attachés, economic attachés, and so forth.
- Some nations disguise spies as attachés.