Definitions for diplomatˈdɪp ləˌmæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dip•lo•matˈdɪp ləˌmæt(n.)

  1. a person appointed by a national government to conduct official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social relations with other countries.

    Category: Government

  2. a tactful person skilled in managing delicate situations.

Origin of diplomat:

1805–15; < F diplomate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diplomat, diplomatist(noun)

    an official engaged in international negotiations

  2. diplomat(noun)

    a person who deals tactfully with others

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. diplomat(noun)ˈdɪp ləˌmæt

    sb working in a foreign country, representing their own government

    a senior diplomat


  1. diplomat(Noun)

    A person who is accredited, such as an ambassador, to officially represent a government in its relations with other governments or international organisations

  2. diplomat(Noun)

    Someone who uses skill and tact in dealing with other people

  3. Origin: From diplomate, a back-formation from diplomatique, ultimately from δίπλωμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diplomat(noun)

    alt. of Diplomate


  1. Diplomat

    A diplomat is a person appointed by a state to conduct diplomacy with another state or international organization. The main functions of diplomats revolve around the representation and protection of the interests and nationals of the sending state, as well as the promotion of information and friendly relations. Diplomats are the oldest form of any of the foreign policy institutions of the state, predating by centuries foreign ministers and ministerial offices.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. diplomat

    A man who says "perhaps" when he means no, as opposed to a woman who says "perhaps" when she means yes. (A man who says "no" is not a diplomat, and a woman who says "yes" is not a lady.)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    An international liar, with an elastic conscience and a rubber neck.

Translations for diplomat

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person engaged in diplomacy

He is a diplomat at the American embassy.

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