gent ( 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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