a person appointed by a national government to conduct official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social relations with another country or countries.
a person who is tactful and skillful in managing delicate situations, handling people, etc.

1805–15; < French diplomate, back formation from diplomatique diplomatic

diplomat, diplomate.
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diplomat (ˈdɪpləˌmæt)
1.  an official, such as an ambassador or first secretary, engaged in diplomacy
2.  a person who deals with people tactfully or skilfully

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Word Origin & History

1813, from Fr. diplomate, a back formation from diplomatique (see diplomatic) on model of aristocrate from aristocratique.
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Example sentences
Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts, and politicians
  violently denounce the politicians of other countries.
They would work closely with diplomats, then return to their labs and remain on
  call for special projects for another five years.
Create great soldiers who are better, nay, super diplomats.
It's a destination for tourists, the press and diplomats.
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