noun, often capitalized
\ ˈjen(t)s How to pronounce gents (audio) \

Definition of gents

chiefly British

Examples of gents in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then Mariah steps in to break it down for the ladies (and gents) with pointed yet fun lyrics that also brought a popular 1978 TV ad back into the zeitgeist. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Mariah Carey Songs: Staff Picks," 5 Oct. 2020 On one whole wall, my mom hung a poster of the San Francisco baths circa 1890, with lots of gents in one-piece suits and ladies in frilly bathing bonnets. Elizabeth Isadora Gold, Longreads, "Find Yourself," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of gents

1938, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2020

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“Gents.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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