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View synonyms for gent

gent

1

[ jent ]

noun



gent

2

[ jent ]

adjective

, Obsolete.
  1. elegant; graceful.

Gent

3

[ khent ]

noun

  1. Flemish name of Ghent.

Gent.

4
or gent.

abbreviation for

  1. gentleman or gentlemen.

gent

1

/ dʒɛnt /

noun

  1. informal.
    short for gentleman


Gent

2

/ xɛnt /

noun

  1. the Flemish name for Ghent
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gent1

First recorded in 1555–65; by shortening

Origin of gent2

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

For the dapper gent whose favorite accessory is a strong cocktail.

Prior to her arrest, Johnson was living under partial immunity in Gent, Belgium, while a case was being built against her.

So presenter Orlando Bloom, ever the dashing gent, held her up to the mic while she delivered her thank-yous.

Now, by “old school,” Mrs. Cain means a midcentury sort of gent who sees himself as “a protector of women.”

This affable gent will take you on a customized walk, hike, or boar hunt around town.

Pretty soon, another one come back–a moustached gent, a right dudey one, with yalla tucks on his sleeves.

Mr. Burton, in his lately published "Narratives," points out another source of information regarding Drury, in the Gent.

Did the preacher gent die, er did Brother Peyton jump the game, taking the jackpot with him?

I wanted the old gent to start me up in it, but he said, 'Nix come arouse.'

The young gent, as is a gent, had no hargle-bargling about terms.

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