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gent1

[jent] /dʒɛnt/
noun
1.
Informal. gentleman (defs 1, 2).
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; by shortening

gent2

[jent] /dʒɛnt/
adjective, Obsolete
1.
elegant; graceful.
Origin
1175-1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin genitus begotten, born

Gent

[khent] /xɛnt/
noun
1.
Flemish name of Ghent.

Gent.

1.
gentleman or gentlemen.
Also, gent.
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Examples for gent
  • He may be a ticking time bomb, but he's also a gent.
  • Sometimes the proliferation of pulchritude is so intense, a gent can get swivel-necked from simple appreciation.
  • He likes to be held and is a dignified, loving gent.
British Dictionary definitions for gent

gent

/dʒɛnt/
noun
1.
(informal) short for gentleman

Gent

/xɛnt/
noun
1.
the Flemish name for Ghent
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Word Origin and History for gent
n.

short for gentleman, by 17c. (in early uses it is difficult to distinguish the shortening from the common abbreviation gent.). "Early in the nineteenth century the word was colloquial and slightly jocular; about 1840 its use came to be regarded as a mark of low breeding" [OED].

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Slang definitions & phrases for gent

gent

noun

A man; fellow; guy: A hefty, tough-talking gent of not quite 50 (1564+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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