- a diplomatic official attached to an embassy or legation, especially in a technical capacity: a commercial attaché; a cultural attaché.
- a military officer who is assigned to a diplomatic post in a foreign country in order to gather military information: an air attaché; an army attaché; a naval attaché.
- Also at·ta·che. attaché case.
Origin of attaché
Related Words for attachebriefcase, backpack, purse, sack, kit, pocket, packet, gear, suitcase, handbag, pouch, pack, knapsack, carry-on, bag, folder, baggage, expert, mediator, envoy
Examples from the Web for attache
Historical Examples of attache
Attache to the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs does not seem so good.Jacqueline, Complete
(Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
I kinder think that it will be respectable to be Attache to such a man as that.
The last personage is Jube Japan, a black servant of the Attache.
He took the attache's arm, and left the small sacristry with him.
Is the first attache of the legation, Baron Werdern, in the palace?
- a specialist attached to a diplomatic missionmilitary attaché
- British a junior member of the staff of an embassy or legation
Word Origin for attaché
1835, from French attaché "junior officer attached to the staff of an ambassador, etc.," literally "attached," past participle of attacher "to attach" (see attach). Attache case "small leather case for carrying papers" first recorded 1900.
A diplomatic officer attached to an embassy or consulate. Most attachés have specialties, such as military attachés, cultural attachés, economic attachés, and so forth.