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Examples of gent in a Sentence

Noun ladies and gents
Recent Examples on the Web
Together, the duo have been responsible for transforming the cast and 300 or so background actors into 17th century ladies and gents. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 29 Mar. 2024 This scruffy, chatty gent who looks like Jesus in a bucket hat is not exactly welcome company. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 31 Jan. 2024 Succession stars Jeremy Strong and Alexander Skarsgård were two of the sharpest-looking gents at the Met Gala last night. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 May 2023 Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent may have very different rapping styles, but evidently, the three gents have similar tastes in watches. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 Mar. 2024 Lookin’ like a proper gent from the very beginning. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2024 Yet audiences — and, naturally, Academy voters — recognized right away that the gent playing the title character was doing a lot of heavy lifting. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 4 Mar. 2024 Omega ruled the red carpet, though, with at least seven gents wearing timepieces by the Swiss watchmaker. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 26 Feb. 2024 The gent also knows how to compose for a giant screen, filling set pieces with unexpected grace notes amidst the sound and fury. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024

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Word History



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


by shortening

First Known Use


13th century, in the meaning defined above


1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gent was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Gent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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