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gent2

[jent]
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adjective Obsolete.
  1. elegant; graceful.
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Origin of gent2

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin genitus begotten, born
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British Dictionary definitions for genter

gent

noun
  1. informal short for gentleman
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Gent

noun
  1. the Flemish name for Ghent
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Word Origin and History for genter

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].

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