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  1. British Older Use. a Foreign Office employee officially engaged as a diplomat.
  2. a person who is astute and tactful in any negotiation or relationship.
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Origin of diplomatist

First recorded in 1805–15; diplomat(ic) + -ist
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Examples from the Web for diplomatist

Historical Examples of diplomatist

  • But I, Sir, am a diplomatist of many years' standing, and this is not enough for me.

    Camps, Quarters and Casual Places

    Archibald Forbes

  • You see that even the bow of a diplomatist is a serious business!

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Alexander Hill Everett, an American scholar and diplomatist.

  • He followed the Dogana's relative softly, like a diplomatist.

  • Or on an embassy as a diplomatist, I presume, by securing friends in place of enemies?

British Dictionary definitions for diplomatist


  1. a less common word for diplomat
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