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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of gent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun These soft, comfy pieces, such as the women's Benton Springs and men's Steens Mountain 2.0, have thousands of 5-star ratings, with both ladies and gents praising their true-to-size fit, lightweight yet well-made feel and deep pockets. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "You can get unbeatable deals on Columbia fleeces, hiking boots and more," 24 Apr. 2020 Gardner once again stars, this time as a Florida-dwelling gent named Hank whose girlfriend, Abby, leaves him. Clark Collis, EW.com, "The Battery team returns with trailer for romantic creature feature After Midnight," 18 Dec. 2019 Two years later a couple of quintessential Victorian gents from the Steel City, Sir Nathanial Creswick and William Prest, penned their first draft of rules for the game. SI.com, "Sheffield United's Premier League Return Can Reinvigorate Football in the Steel City," 13 July 2019 Traditional suiting still reigns supreme, and while stars such as Billy Porter consistently push boundaries by wearing full-on gowns, the majority of famous gents stick with the status quo. Vogue, "First Harry Styles, Now Cody Fern Is Freeing the Nipple," 19 May 2019 Morgan McMullen / Getty Images Heroic intervention comes from the Stanley brothers, a posse of gents who grow pot in Colorado. Amber Senter, Marie Claire, "We Have to Acknowledge That CBD Use Is a Privilege," 11 Apr. 2019 Prices range from $39 tees to upwards of $129 for the custom pants made for both the ladies and gents. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Lil Nas X Teams Up With Wrangler For New Capsule Collection," 21 May 2019 And the three gents who were so successful in amusing themselves aren’t the only people at CNN who’ve been missing the story. James Freeman, WSJ, "CNN and Ignorance," 28 Jan. 2020 So where to shop for the gent who has access to it all? Gary Richardson, The New Yorker, "Father’s Day Gift Guide," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of gent


13th century, in the meaning defined above


1564, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gent


Middle English, "of aristocratic birth, graceful, beautiful," borrowed from Anglo-French, going back to Latin genitus, past participle of gignere "to engender" — more at kin entry 1


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“Gent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gent. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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: man entry 1 sense 1 a delightful old gent

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