Con`fi*dant" [F. confident, confidente, formerly also spelt confidant, confidante. See Confide, and cf. Confident.]
One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.
You love me for no other end
Than to become my confidant and friend;
As such I keep no secret from your sight.
© Webster 1913.