\ˈjent \

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Synonyms for gent

Synonyms: Noun

bastard, bloke [chiefly British], buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fella, fellow, galoot [slang], gentleman, guy, hombre, jack, joe, joker, lad, male, man

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Meanwhile, the gents sport Savile Row-inspired three-piece numbers—quintessentially British. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Stylish Flight Attendant Uniforms," 15 Oct. 2018 Sure, a men’s suit sounds like an easy enough concept—but true fashion-savvy gents will know that there a few styles that are tricky territory, and should only be approached with expertise and, well, confidence. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "How Timothée Chalamet Pulled Off the Tricky Floral Suit," 14 Oct. 2018 Everyone seems to be having a grand old time, from the two distinguished gents in the corner talking business to the roaring group in the center of the room, hooting about the joys of Nutella. Kara Baskin,, "Talulla in Huron Village, where white tablecloths don’t mean you can’t have fun," 10 May 2018 The event always brings out a stylish crowd of Manhattan’s most dashing gents, on the runway and in the front row. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Judith Light Hosts the 15th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Event Supporting LGBTQ Communities," 12 Apr. 2018 Ladies and gents can get beach ready with a free waxing service at European Wax Center. Doreen Christensen,, "Freebie Friday: Free eats at Carrabba's, free waxing service; Amazon leaks Prime Day sale date," 22 June 2018 Aggressive media, some eccentric WeHo locals, lots of @StormyDaniels supporters and strangely enough, an older gent in a #MAGA hat. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Stormy Daniels Accepts West Hollywood Key to the City," 23 May 2018 This year's Saucy Locution MoonPie is the rightful property of the gent leading the Tommy Morse Band at the Order of Juno's soiree. The Masked Observer,, "Masked Observer muses on Mellow MoonPies and Carnival's unwavering spirit," 16 Feb. 2018 And that, ladies and gents, was the beginning of ColorComm, the collective of women of color in communications who are all seeking like-minded women to connect, grow and create professional and personal bonds. Danielle Young, The Root, "ColorComm’s Young, Fabulous and Fly Creator Lauren Wesley Wilson Shares Her Goals For Black Women in Business," 2 June 2018

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

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: man entry 1 sense 1 a delightful old gent

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to enclose within walls

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