Gent meaning

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Graceful; elegant.
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A gentleman.
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A gentleman; man.
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Pretty; graceful.
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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

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