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gent

adjective \ ˈjent \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of gent

archaic

Origin and Etymology of 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 1kin


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Origin and Etymology of gent

by shortening

gent Synonyms

Synonyms
bastard, bloke [chiefly British], buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fella, fellow, galoot [slang], man, gentleman, guy, hombre, jack, joe, joker, lad, male
Related Words
master, mister, sir; buddy, buster

GENT Defined for Kids

gent

noun \ ˈjent \

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