Confidant Con`fi*dant"; 277), n. masc., Confidante Con`fi*dante" (?; 277), n. fem.[F. confident, confidente, formerly also spelt confidant, confidante. See {Confide}, and cf. {Confident}.] One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend. [1913 Webster]

You love me for no other end Than to become my confidant and friend; As such I keep no secret from your sight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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