Definition of confidant in English:
noun (feminine confidante pronounced same)
- Of the latter, he says: ‘John didn't have any close friends or confidants.’
- I think this president has long looked to his key confidants, his closest friends, to key jobs.
- So she is your best friend, your closest confidante, your mirror image, or even the bane of your existence.
Mid 17th century: alteration of confident (as a noun in the same sense in the early 17th century), probably to represent the pronunciation of French confidente 'having full trust'.
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