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confidante n : a female confidant

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Noun

confidante
  1. a female confidant

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confidante

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In theater, the confidant (feminine: confidante, same pronunciation) character is usually someone the lead character confides in and trusts. Typically, these consist of the best friend, relative, doctor or boss. The confidant character is most common in romantic comedy film but often appear in other genres.
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