There are 2 definitions of Gent in English:


Syllabification: Gent
Pronunciation: /KHent

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Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
a slit made by cutting with a saw

There are 2 definitions of Gent in English:


Syllabification: gent
Pronunciation: /jent


  • 1A gentleman.
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    • 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 toilet.
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    • 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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