1.1 (the gents) British A men’s public restroom.
- 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.