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.

Origin of confidante

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

Can be confused

confidant confidante confident

Definition for confidante (2 of 2)

confidente

or con·fi·dante

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

noun

a sofa or settee, especially of the 18th century, having a triangular seat at each end divided from the greater part of the seat by an armrest.

Origin of confidente

< French, special use of confidente female confidant
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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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