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gentlepeople

[jen-tl-pee-puh l] /ˈdʒɛn tlˌpi pəl/
plural noun
1.
a formal term of address to a group of people.

gentleperson

[jen-tl-pur-suh n] /ˈdʒɛn tlˌpɜr sən/
noun
1.
a person of good family and position; gentleman or lady.
Origin of gentleperson
1970-1975
1970-75; gentle(man) + -person
Usage note
See -person.
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  • You couldn't mistake the Lucys for anything but gentlepeople.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • Her father and family were removed to a good house in the neighbourhood, and gave themselves all the airs of gentlepeople.

    The Privateersman Frederick Marryat
  • This last she decided to let to some family of gentlepeople, while herself keeping on the farm and the barns.

    Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith

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