What does diplomat mean?

Definitions for diplomatˈdɪp ləˌmæt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diplomat, diplomatist(noun)

    an official engaged in international negotiations

  2. diplomat(noun)

    a person who deals tactfully with others


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diplomat in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diplomat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Irish Proverb:

    A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing.

  2. Leon Samson:

    The Diplomat sits in silence, watching the world with his ears.

  3. Greek Proverb:

    To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.

  4. Robert Frost:

    A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

  5. Kazi Muhammad Ziauddin:

    It was very tough. We have to be very careful and sensitive when we deal with a diplomat.

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