confidant definition

  • noun:
    • someone to who secrets or exclusive matters are disclosed.
    • A character in a drama or fiction, such as for instance a trusted buddy or servant, who serves as a tool for exposing the internal ideas or motives of a primary character.
    • an individual in whom one could confide or share one's secrets: a friend
    • people intrusted aided by the self-confidence of another; someone to whom secrets tend to be confided; a confidential buddy.
    • an integral part of a female's coiffure typical within the seventeenth century; a tiny curl used near the ear.
    • anyone to whom exclusive things tend to be confided
  • others:
    • One to who secrets, especially those associated with affairs of love, tend to be confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.

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