Origin of confidantFrench confident (fem. confidente) from Classical Latin confidens, present participle of confidere, confide
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.
- 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
- In London he became Pip's intimate confidant.
- Determined to make his way in this "new Promised Land," the young adventurer contrived to secure the protection of Kristoffer Gabel, the king's confidant, and in 1663 was appointed the royal librarian.
- Vorontsov, the empress's confidant, who shared his political views.
- Ancus Marcius is merely a duplicate of Numa, as is shown by his second name, Numa Marcius, the confidant and pontifex of Numa, being no other than Numa Pompilius himself, represented as priest.
- He recites how he had heard of the monarch's Christian profession, diligence in good works and piety, by manifold narrators and common report, but also more particularly from his (the pope's) physician and confidant (medicus et familiaris noster), Master Philip, who had received information from honourable persons of the monarch's kingdom, with whom he had intercourse in those (Eastern) parts.