attaché

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French attaché (literally attached).

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Noun[edit]

attaché (plural attachés)

  1. A diplomatic officer, usually one who plays a specific role.
    Little did anyone suspect that the military attaché was one of the world's craftiest spies.
    • 1915, Commerce Reports (volume 2, issue 115, page 784)
      One of the commercial attachés of the Department of Commerce in South America transmits the name and address of an engineer who desires to receive full information relative to an automotor for an interurban railway.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ta.ʃe/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

attaché (feminine attachée, masculine plural attachés, feminine plural attachées)

  1. attached, attached to, bound, committed, connected, devoted, fastened, fixed, joined-up, secured, strapped, tethered, tie-on, tied, wired
    Synonyms: fixé (fixed), lié (linked)

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Noun[edit]

attaché m (plural attachés, feminine attachée)

  1. attaché, attache (employment of civil servant in several administrations)
    • Un attaché à la Bibliothèque nationale.An attaché to the National Library.
    • Un attaché au cabinet d’un ministre.An attaché to the office of a minister.
    • 1937 March, Georges Simenon, chapter II, in Le Blanc à lunettes [The Bespectacled White Man], Paris: Éditions Gallimard:
      Mon mari est attaché militaire à l’ambassade anglaise d’Ankara.
      My husband is military attaché to the British Embassy in Ankara.

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Participle[edit]

attaché (feminine attachée, masculine plural attachés, feminine plural attachées)

  1. past participle of attacher

Descendants[edit]

  • English: attaché
  • Georgian: ატაშე (aṭaše)
  • German: Attaché
  • Polish: attaché
  • Russian: атташе́ (attašé) (see there for further descendants)
  • Serbo-Croatian: ataše
  • Swedish: attaché
  • Turkish: ataşe

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French attaché.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.taˈʂɛ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʂɛ
  • Syllabification: a‧tta‧ché

Noun[edit]

attaché m pers (indeclinable)

  1. attaché (diplomatic officer)

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noun

Further reading[edit]

  • attaché in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • attaché in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French attaché.

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Noun[edit]

attaché c

  1. attaché

Declension[edit]

Declension of attaché 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative attaché attachén attachéer attachéerna
Genitive attachés attachéns attachéers attachéernas