Diplomat Definition

dĭplə-măt
diplomats
noun
diplomats
A representative of a government who conducts relations with the governments of other nations; person whose career or profession is diplomacy.
Webster's New World
A person skilled in dealing with other people; tactful person.
Webster's New World
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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Synonyms:
diplomatistmachiavellianistenvoyemissarychargéchargé d'affairescabinet membershuttle diplomatexpert on international affairsagentattachénunciolegatemember of the diplomatic corpsconsular representative
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Other Word Forms of Diplomat

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Singular:
diplomat
Plural:
diplomats

Origin of Diplomat

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

    From Wiktionary

  • French diplomate back-formation from diplomatique diplomatic diplomatic

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

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