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gent

1
[ jent ]
/ dʒɛnt /
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noun
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Origin of gent

1
First recorded in 1555–65; by shortening

Other definitions for gent (2 of 4)

gent2
[ jent ]
/ dʒɛnt /

adjective Obsolete.
elegant; graceful.

Origin of gent

2
1175–1225; Middle English <Old French <Latin genitus begotten, born

Other definitions for gent (3 of 4)

Gent
[ khent ]
/ xɛnt /

noun
Flemish name of Ghent.

Other definitions for gent (4 of 4)

Gent.

or gent.


abbreviation
gentleman or gentlemen.
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British Dictionary definitions for gent (1 of 2)

gent
/ (dʒɛnt) /

noun
informal short for gentleman

British Dictionary definitions for gent (2 of 2)

Gent
/ (xɛnt) /

noun
the Flemish name for Ghent
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