noun, plural gen·tle·men.
- gentle breeze,
- gentle craft,
- gentle sex,
- gentleman friend,
- gentleman of fortune,
- gentleman of the road,
- gentleman usher of the black rod,
- gentleman's agreement
Origin of gentleman
Examples from the Web for gentleman
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving.
That being a gentleman and respecting women is a sign of being a failure.
The Uber for Gentleman Companions By Julieanne Smolinski, Matter A new San Francisco startup promises “what women really want.”The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2014|William Boot|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So long to a winner, a superstar, a gentleman, and a Yankee.
If Gentleman's Quarterly comes by for a photo spread, Palmer won't have to put a single sock in a hamper.
A gentleman seated on the roof appeared to recognise her—at least, he took his hat off as he passed.
On this account he overcame his slight feeling against Mr. Dare, and put a question to test that gentleman's capacities.A Laodicean|Thomas Hardy
The good sense of a gentleman is nowhere more finely developed than in his rings.
He had merely called that gentleman's attention to the very serious allegations laid at his door, and this was true.A Wounded Name|Charles King
I rang for the waiter, and asked him to go and tell the gentleman this.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton
noun plural -men
The Gentleman is always truthful and sincere; will not agree for the sake of complaisance or out of weakness ; will not pass over that of which he disapproves. He has a clear soul, and a fearless, straightforward tongue. On the other hand he is not blunt and rude. His truth is courteous; his courtesy, truthful; never a humbug, yet, where he truthfully can, he prefers to say pleasant things. [J.R. Vernon, "Contemporary Review," 1869]
Related: Gentlemen. Gentleman's agreement is first attested 1929. Gentleman farmer recorded from 1749.