The definition of a confidant is a friend who you can trust, who you tell secrets.
An example of a confidant is a friend who you’ve known your whole life that you can tell anything.
a close, trusted friend, to whom one confides intimate matters or secrets
Origin of confidantFrench confident (fem. confidente) from Classical Latin confidens, present participle of confidere, confide
- One to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
- A character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
Origin of confidantFrench confident from Italian confidente from Latin cōnfīdēns cōnfīdent- present participle of cōnfīdere to rely on ; see confide .
- a person in whom one can confide or share one's secrets: a friend