attache attache  /ˌæ tə ˈʃeɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
  2. (n) a shallow and rectangular briefcase

Usage(s):

  1. This particularly enraged the embassy's assistant press attache, Abbas Lavasani, 29, who argued with his captors and defended Khomeini's Islamic revolution.
  2. The attache finished his first drink in a few minutes, but then he couldn't locate the waiter to order an other.

News

  • Will a notorious fiery sculpture add to downtown’s flame and fortune?

    Downtown is turning up the heat and expanding its carbon footprint with giant flame-throwing art — and it’s considering putting control of the fire at the public’s fingertips. “This is groundbreaking. There is no guidebook to what we are doing,” says Cory Mervis, the cultural attache between the Las Vegas’ Downtown Project and counterculture art event Burning Man. “It is all in flux right now ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Las Vegas CityLife

Quotes

  1. "I don't read much into the attache thing other than just the usual tit for tat," Gates told reporters at the Pentagon.
    on May 8, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: TVNZ

  2. "It's the duty of the prime minister to ensure that laws are respected, and that starts with the staff of his own office," Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe said in the Commons. "Will the prime minister bring his press attache to order? If...
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Gilles Duceppe Source: Toronto Star

  3. "As a minister, he already has a director of communications and a press attache," said Marcel Proulx, the Liberal critic of the Canada Economic Development agency. "He already has competent civil servants in the communications offices of his...
    on May 27, 2007 By: Marcel Proulx Source: CTV.ca

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