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gent1

[jent] /dʒɛnt/
noun
1.
Informal. gentleman (defs 1, 2).
Origin of gent1
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; by shortening

gent2

[jent] /dʒɛnt/
adjective, Obsolete.
1.
elegant; graceful.
Origin
1175-1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin genitus begotten, born

Gent

[khent] /xɛnt/
noun
1.
Flemish name of Ghent.

Gent.

or gent

1.
gentleman or gentlemen.
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  • Sure, gent, I'll have it here at seven, and be here at seven-thirty.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • He's left a gent more dead than alive back in Martindale, and I want him.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Now, a gent with special fine eyes might find that you looked like the gent on this poster.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • A gent can rely on the Nellie brand, same as he can on his guns.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • "Which you'll cross the dark river all the easier," expounds the reeligious 76 gent.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Some gent comes trackin' up intent on drinks, an' feelin' gala.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Which a gent can't be no painter onless he's got ha'r like a cow pony.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for gent

gent

/dʒɛnt/
noun
1.
(informal) short for gentleman

Gent

/xɛnt/
noun
1.
the Flemish name for Ghent
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Word Origin and History for gent
n.

short for gentleman, by 17c. (in early uses it is difficult to distinguish the shortening from the common abbreviation gent.). "Early in the nineteenth century the word was colloquial and slightly jocular; about 1840 its use came to be regarded as a mark of low breeding" [OED].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gent

gent

noun

A man; fellow; guy: A hefty, tough-talking gent of not quite 50 (1564+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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