gentleperson

noun

gen·​tle·​per·​son ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce gentleperson (audio)
plural gentlepeople ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce gentleperson (audio) or gentlepersons
: a gentleman or lady

Example Sentences

gentlepersons did not want to be seen keeping company with commoners

Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gentleperson was in 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Gentleperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentleperson. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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