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gents'

[jents] /dʒɛnts/
1.
the, Informal. a men's room.
Origin of gents'
1920-1925
1920-25; see gent1, -s3

gent1

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

Gent

[khent] /xɛnt/
noun
1.
Flemish name of Ghent.
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  • The booking-clerk at Banbury remembered only three gents booking by that particular train.

    The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome
  • You gents feed your hosses the spur and leave the thinkin' to me.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • However, what finally screwed up my stocking altogether, gents, was their taking away my gas.

  • They never saw a pair of gents stolen before—you understand.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • "This is against the clock, gents," the bullet-headed man said.

    Gambler's World John Keith Laumer
  • "Nothing like luck in the fishing game, gents," observed the manager.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Oatmeal is the best,” said the man; “the gents from Wolverhampton prefer them fattened on oatmeal.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • "I can truly say, I hope you'll be successful, gents," he replied.

    The Tinted Venus F. Anstey
  • Pants are worn by gents who eat lunches and open wine, and trousers are worn by gentlemen who eat luncheons and order wine.

    The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
British Dictionary definitions for gents

gents

/dʒɛnts/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (Brit, informal) a men's public lavatory

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 gents

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].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gents

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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