Diplomat definition

dĭplə-măt
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One, such as an ambassador, who has been appointed to represent a government in its relations with other governments.
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A person skilled in dealing with other people; tactful person.
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A representative of a government who conducts relations with the governments of other nations; person whose career or profession is diplomacy.
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One who uses skill and tact in dealing with others.
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The definition of a diplomat is a person chosen by a government to represent the country with other governments.

An example of a diplomat is a Norwegian ambassador meeting with the president of a country in Europe.

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A person who is accredited, such as an ambassador, to officially represent a government in its relations with other governments or international organisations.
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(figuratively) Someone who uses skill and tact in dealing with other people.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
diplomat
Plural:
diplomats

Origin of diplomat

  • French diplomate back-formation from diplomatique diplomatic diplomatic

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

  • From French diplomate, a back-formation from diplomatique (“diplomatic”), ultimately from Ancient Greek δίπλωμα (diploma, “double-folded document”).

    From Wiktionary