from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
  • n. A woman character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.

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  • n. a female confidant

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female confidant.
  • n. The name given by the English designer Hepplewhite to a species of sofa, similar to an ordinary stuffed couch, with additional seats at the ends, all made in one.

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  • n. a female confidant


French confidente, feminine of confident, confidant; see confidant.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • If I take you on will you be pliable?
    As a confidante I’m quite reliable
    Dreamer though you are
    It is you that’s been my signpost so far.

    (The psychiatrist is in, by God Help The Girl)

    October 20, 2009