confidante

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

noun

a woman to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed.
Furniture. confidente.

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Origin of confidante

First recorded in 1700–10, confidante is from the French word confidente

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH confidante

confidant, confidante , confident
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British Dictionary definitions for confidante

confidante
/ (ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt, ˈkɒnfɪˌdænt) /

noun

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