Confidante



[kon-fi-dant, -dahnt, kon-fi-dant, -dahnt] /ˌkɒn fɪˈdænt, -ˈdɑnt, ˈkɒn fɪˌdænt, -ˌdɑnt/

noun
1.
a woman to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed.
2.
Furniture. .
[kon-fi-dant, -dahnt, kon-fi-dant, -dahnt] /ˌkɒn fɪˈdænt, -ˈdɑnt, ˈkɒn fɪˌdænt, -ˌdɑnt/
noun
1.
a sofa or settee, especially of the 18th century, having a triangular seat at each end divided from the greater part of the seat by an armrest.
/ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt; ˈkɒnfɪˌdænt/
noun
1.
a person, esp a woman, to whom private matters are confided
n.

1709, “female confidant,” from French confidente, fem. of confident (see confidant).
n.

see confidant.

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