Confidant meaning

kŏnfĭ-dănt, -dänt, kŏnfĭ-dănt, -dänt
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One to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
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A person in whom one can confide or share one's secrets: a friend.
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A close, trusted friend, to whom one confides intimate matters or secrets.
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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.
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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.

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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 Wiktionary