Definition of attaché in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈtaʃeɪ/


1A person on the staff of an ambassador having a specialized area of responsibility: naval and air attachés
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  • In the last week of June, a defense attaché and a political officer from the US Embassy in New Delhi made an unpublicised visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Ambassador thought that his attaché lacked objectivity and analytical skill.
  • As we were being shown around, one of the other ambassadors and his attaché, Richard, arrived.
2North American short for attaché case.
Example sentences
  • He reaches into his attaché, removes a jewel case and hands it to her.


Early 19th century: from French, literally 'attached', past participle of attacher.

Words that rhyme with attaché

cachet, papier-mâché, sachet, sashay

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