confidant

[ kon-fi-dant, -dahnt, -duh nt, kon-fi-dant, -dahnt ]
/ ˈkɒn fɪˌdænt, -ˌdɑnt, -dənt, ˌkɒn fɪˈdænt, -ˈdɑnt /

noun

a close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed.

Origin of confidant

1705–15; < French confident < Italian confidente, noun use of adj.; see confident

Can be confused

confidant confidante confident
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confidant

/ (ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt, ˈkɒnfɪˌdænt) /

noun

a person, esp a man, to whom private matters are confided

Word Origin for confidant

C17: from French confident, from Italian confidente, n use of adj: trustworthy, from Latin confīdens confident
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