Gent definition

jĕnt
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(obs.) Pretty; graceful.
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A gentleman.
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Graceful; elegant.
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(informal) A gentleman; man.
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1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ix.

He lou'd, as was his lot, a Ladie gent, / That him againe lou'd in the least degree [...].

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the Gents
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gent
Plural:
gents

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Gents

Origin of gent

  • Middle English noble, excellent from Old French well-born from Latin genitus past participle of gignere to beget genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for gentleman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French gent, ultimately from Latin genitum (“born”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From gentleman.

    From Wiktionary