Etymology
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diplomat (n.)

"one skilled in diplomacy," 1813, from French diplomate, a back-formation from diplomatique "pertaining to diplomatics," from Modern Latin diplomaticus (see diplomatic) on model of aristocrate from aristocratique. Compare diplomatist.

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Definitions of diplomat

diplomat (n.)
an official engaged in international negotiations;
Synonyms: diplomatist
diplomat (n.)
a person who deals tactfully with others;
From wordnet.princeton.edu