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noun (plural gentlemen)
1a chivalrous, courteous, or honorable man:he behaved like a perfect gentleman a man of good social position, especially one of wealth and leisure. (in the UK) a man of noble birth attached to a royal household. 2a polite or formal way of referring to a man:opposite her an old gentleman sat reading
) used as a polite form of address to a group of men:“Can I help you, gentlemen?”
used as a courteous designation for a male fellow member of the US House of Representatives.