Confidant Definition

kŏnfĭ-dănt, -dänt, kŏnfĭ-dănt, -dänt
confidants
noun
confidants
A close, trusted friend, to whom one confides intimate matters or secrets.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Confidant

Noun

Singular:
confidant
Plural:
confidants

Origin of Confidant

  • French confident from Italian confidente from Latin cōnfīdēns cōnfīdent- present participle of cōnfīdere to rely on confide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French confident.

    From Wiktionary

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