confidante

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French confidente.

Noun[edit]

confidante (plural confidantes)

  1. A female confidant
  2. A type of settee.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 20:
      Meanwhile, Sally peels herself from the stage's only prop – a green-velvet confidante – and staggers off into the wings.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

confidante

  1. Present participle of confidare.