Origin of gent1
Origin of gent2
Examples from the Web for gent
Prior to her arrest, Johnson was living under partial immunity in Gent, Belgium, while a case was being built against her.Caught: Female Assassin Who Allegedly Murdered Five American Nuns|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, by “old school,” Mrs. Cain means a midcentury sort of gent who sees himself as “a protector of women.”Gloria Cain: Sex Accusations Make No Sense in 'Old School' Marriage|Michelle Cottle|November 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The British-sounding gent from Agence France-Press asked about progress on Israeli-Palestinian peace issue.
And the French gent as he drives round the corner, he pulls up quick, and calls out 'Woa!'Mr. Punch On Tour|Various
And perhaps if a gent like you, with whom I've been sorter free, Would—thank you!East and West: Poems|Bret Harte
Mr. Theodore come to de door an' say, 'Gent'mun, he aint here.'Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
The other gent took my number down, and knew where to look for me when you wanted me.'The Doctor's Dilemma|Hesba Stretton
He comes down once in a while and sells a hoss to the first gent he meets—and then walks back to the garden.The Garden of Eden|Max Brand
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].