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city gent

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Definition of city gent in English:

noun

British informal
A businessman working in the financial district of the City of London.
Example sentences
  • He was could have passed for a city gent: clean cut, camel coat, a product of his times.
  • There is one particularly striking image of a city gent walking with the Bank of England on one side and a coalman on the other, lifting a bag of coal from his truck.
  • Like a city gent affecting country ways, the Tory leader rolled up in a light-green jumper with tie barely showing.

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