diplomat

[ dip-luh-mat ]
/ ˈdɪp ləˌmæt /

noun

a person appointed by a national government to conduct official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social relations with another country or countries.
a person who is tactful and skillful in managing delicate situations, handling people, etc.

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Origin of diplomat

1805–15; <French diplomate, back formation from diplomatiquediplomatic

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diplomat

diplomat , diplomate
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British Dictionary definitions for diplomat

diplomat
/ (ˈdɪpləˌmæt) /

noun

an official, such as an ambassador or first secretary, engaged in diplomacy
a person who deals with people tactfully or skilfully
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