American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Archaic Graceful; elegant.
- n. Informal A gentleman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gentleman.
- adj. obsolete Noble; well-bred, courteous; graceful.
- adj. obsolete neat; pretty; elegant
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Gentle; noble; of gentle birth.
- adj. obsolete Neat; pretty; fine; elegant.
- n. port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry
- n. informal abbreviation of `gentleman'
- n. a boy or man
- From Old French gent, ultimately from Latin genitum ("born"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, noble, excellent, from Old French, well-born, from Latin genitus, past participle of gignere, to beget; see genə- in Indo-European roots.Short for gentleman. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I git tired o 'sittin' around the hotel, doin 'nuthin' but readin 'the papers and trying to be what they call a gent of leisure.”
“Not arresting an elderly gent from the punjab who is walking down the road with a sword is again, all in good spirit.”
“Perhaps the gent is worried that if he displeases the young lady with his offering of Coke he shall feel the sting of that riding crop.”
“Very good tongue-in-cheek approach ... and the gent is right, this is no laughing matter.”
“We brought along a man named Inoki Noboyu, a nice old gent from the Japanese embassy office in Boston.”
“For years I went hiking in Mt. Rainier NP, and they had a sign warning that a gent was attacking lone female hikers.”
“So I guessed the gent was a bucketshop tout who was tryin 'to interest Piddie in some kind of a deal.”
“Certainly for a parson the gent is a very quick hitter; but he wrote very square; said he hoped I would allow for the surprise and the agitation of an innocent man; sent me two guineas, too, and said he would make it twenty but he was poor as well as unfortunate; that letter has stuck in my gizzard ever since; can't see the color of felony in it.”
“There is no way that even the scientifically and clinically very gifted Nurse Nadine can perform a behind-the-chair abortion, with a cocktail unmbrella or otherwise, on the "gent" involved.”
“Endless eggs could Mildini take from his mouth, ears, hair, or from the mouth, ears, or hair of any "gent" in the audience.”
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