There are 2 definitions of Gent in English:

Gent

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Pronunciation: /xɛnt
 
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There are 2 definitions of Gent in English:

gent

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Pronunciation: /dʒɛnt
 
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noun

informal
  • 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 (gents) British (In shop titles) men’s: a gents hairdressing shop
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    • Hatto, who has gents' hairdressing salons in several villages, started building up his chain of shops when he was 21.
    • The traditional gents barber was the victim of a practical joke by his friends working at the sign shop, across the road, where he had ordered the board.
    • He's outside the gents hair salon that I always misread as saloon.
  • 1.2 (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.

Origin

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

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