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gentlepeople

[jen-tl-pee-puh l]
plural noun
  1. a formal term of address to a group of people.
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gentleperson

[jen-tl-pur-suh n]
noun
  1. a person of good family and position; gentleman or lady.
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Origin of gentleperson

First recorded in 1970–75; gentle(man) + -person

Usage note

See -person.
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Examples from the Web for gentlepeople

Historical Examples

  • You couldn't mistake the Lucys for anything but gentlepeople.

    The Immortal Moment

    May Sinclair

  • Her father and family were removed to a good house in the neighbourhood, and gave themselves all the airs of gentlepeople.

    The Privateersman

    Frederick Marryat

  • This last she decided to let to some family of gentlepeople, while herself keeping on the farm and the barns.

    Joanna Godden

    Sheila Kaye-Smith