Definition of Attache

1. Noun. A specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission.

Group relationships: Diplomatic Mission
Specialized synonyms: Cultural Attache, Military Attache
Generic synonyms: Specialiser, Specialist, Specializer

2. Noun. A shallow and rectangular briefcase.
Exact synonyms: Attache Case
Generic synonyms: Briefcase

Definition of Attache

1. Noun. An official associated with an embassy. ¹

2. Noun. A diplomatic officer, usually one who plays a specific role. ¹

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Definition of Attache

1. a diplomatic official [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Attache

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atta girl
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attache (current term)
attache case
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attachiamenta de spinis et boscis

Literary usage of Attache

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1885)
"AN "attache," 1867. I DON'T know how the case may be now, but when I was an attache in 1867, I thought there was no more enviable being on earth. ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1845)
"... LITERARY NOTICES THE attache : OB, SAM SLICK IN ENGLAND. By the Author of ' The Clock-maker.' In one volume, pp. 122. Philadelphia: LEA AND BLANCHARD. ..."

3. Diplomatic Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War by James Brown Scott (1916)
"Major von Eggeling 'a report was summarised in the following telegram which Count Pour- tales sent to Berlin and placed at my disposal: Military attache ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1844)
"... attache; or Sam Slick in England. By the Author of " The Clockmaker." Second Series. 2 vols. Bentley. THIS Second professes to be the Last of the ..."

5. The Note-book of an Attaché: Seven Months in the War Zone by Eric Fisher Wood (1915)
"I cannot say whether I am a doorman or an attache. At present the duties of the two seem to be identical. Now, as in 1870, the German Embassy in leaving ..."

6. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1918)
"Extract.) The Hague, August 10, 1914. Naval attache" had a conversation today with Dutch Minister of Marine on the ..."

7. Bismarck, the Man & the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck, Arthur John Butler (1899)
"... formerly commandant of Kol- berg, and the first military attache at St. Petersburg, a particularly intimate position with the Emperor. ..."

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