• IPA: /ˈdɪ.plə.mæt/

diplomat (plural diplomats)

  1. A person, such as an ambassador, who is accredited to represent a government officially in its relations with other governments or international organisations
    • 2019, [https://web.archive.org/web/20190311070055/https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/south-korea-proposes-rain-project-with-china-to-cut-pollution/4819207.html VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      In a meeting with a top Chinese diplomat last year, Moon said China was partly responsible for South Korea’s pollution problem.
  2. (figuratively) Someone who uses skill and tact in dealing with other people
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