Definition of gent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʒent//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒent//
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  1. 1(old-fashioned or humorous) a man; a gentleman a gent’s hairdresser This way please, ladies and gents!
  2. 2a/the gents, a/the Gents [singular] (British English, informal) a public toilet/bathroom for men Is there a gents near here? Where's the gents?
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: originally a standard written abbreviation; a colloquial usage since the early 19th cent.
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