There are 2 main definitions of gent in English:


Syllabification: gent
Pronunciation: /jent


1A gentleman.
More example sentences
  • Blanche believes her polite and witty new man is the perfect gent - until he tries to chat up Tracy.
  • One customer, an elderly gent took to popping in regularly.
  • One of the main characters was an elderly gent dressed up as a drummer in Napoleon Bonaparte's army.
1.1 (the gents) British A men’s public restroom.
More example sentences
  • I have been told that there are no urinals in the gents.
  • A trip to the Ladies and the Gents also involves a walk up steps - which, as well as making the toilets difficult to service, also means there is no disabled access.
  • So revolted was I by this crime against the culinary arts, I immediately dashed to the gents</em.


mid 16th century: originally a standard written abbreviation; a colloquial usage since the early 19th century.

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