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  ( gents    plural  )
1       n-count   Gent is an informal and old-fashioned word for gentleman.  
Mr Blake was a gent. He knew how to behave.     
2       n-sing-coll   People sometimes refer to a public toilet for men as the gents.  
INFORMAL   usu the N  
3       n-voc   Gents is used when addressing men in an informal, humorous way, especially in the expression `ladies and gents'.  
HUMOROUS, INFORMAL   Don't be left standing, ladies and gents, while a bargain slips past your eyes.     
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gentle, gently, gentry, get

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