1

gent

adjective \ ˈjent \
Updated on: 16 Jan 2018

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


Recent Examples of gent from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gent.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of gent

by shortening

gent Synonyms

Related Words

master, mister, sir;

buddy, buster;


GENT Defined for Kids

gent

noun \ ˈjent \

Definition of gent for Students

: 1man 1
  • a delightful old gent

Learn More about gent


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fix or define the limits of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!