Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Ghent.

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  • In the 1840's the term Gent was most particularly applied to the young middle-class idler who aped his superiors and dressed extravagantly; the Mooner was rather older and spent his time "mooning" at shop windows and ambling gently about the town.

    Royal Flash

  • Alicia Sacramone won the vault (9.462) and the floor exercise (9.325) at a World Cup meet in Gent, Belgium.

    USATODAY.com - Athlete of the Week: Gatlin runs the impossible

  • How many times have we seen this third rate, mamby pamby, pile of old tosh before from a learned member of the bar? lots of swearing and yes its not big or clever, but im very annoyed today anyway, and this has but the layer of foam on the special brew … … … … on March 4, 2010 at 9: 14 pm dungbeetle thanks: most interesting Gent is our recorder. reading some of the files are most interesting,

    Another satisfied “customer” walks away laughing. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Going to Belgium tommorrow morn, there's a beer festival going on, and we're thinking of doing a bit of the cultural/tourist stuff as well, combined with some partying in Gent (really can't pronounce that properly.

    March 5th, 2004

  • [Link] "Voortvluchtig gangsterduo pleegt ook carjacking in Gent."

    February 5th, 2006

  • Of all the loungers who cross our way in the public thoroughfares, the Gent is the most unbearable, principally from an assumption of style about him -- a futile aping of superiority that inspires us with feelings of mingled contempt and amusement, when we contemplate his ridiculous pretensions to be considered "the thing."

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • Soon we had enough for the men's magazines such as Gent, Dude and Rogue.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Larry Eisenberg

  • Actor Michael Madsen discusses his role as the "Gent" of the motorcycle gang.

    A 'Hell' of a Night

  • To this in itself, as the distinction of "Gent" after a man's name has become derogatory, there cannot be the least objection; for antiquarianism does not palliate rudeness or offensive language.

    Notes and Queries, Number 27, May 4, 1850

  • At all events, we may, I imagine, very reasonably suppose "Eben: Cook" to have been a London "Gent:" rather decayed by fast living, sent abroad to see the world and be tamed by it, who very soon discovered that Lord Baltimore's Colony was not the court of her

    The Sot-weed Factor: or, A Voyage to Maryland In which is Describ'd The Laws, Government, Courts and Constitutions of the Country

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