Gents vs. Gentleman

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  • Gents (noun)

    A men's room: a lavatory intended for use by men.

    "Where is the gents? I need a slash."

  • Gents (adjective)

    Men's: intended for use by men.

  • Gentleman (noun)

    A man of gentle but not noble birth, particularly a man of means (originally ownership of property) who does not work for a living but has no official status in a peerage; an armiferous man ranking below a knight.

    "Being a gentleman, Robert was entitled to shove other commoners into the gongpit but he still had to jump out of the way of the knights to avoid the same fate himself."

  • Gentleman (noun)

    Any well-bred, well-mannered, or charming man.

  • Gentleman (noun)

    An effeminate or oversophisticated man.

    "Well, la-di-da, aren't you just a proper gentleman?"

  • Gentleman (noun)

    Any man.

    "Please escort this gentleman to the gentlemen's room."

  • Gentleman (noun)

    An amateur or dabbler in any field, particularly those of independent means.

  • Gentleman (noun)

    An amateur player, particularly one whose wealth permits him to forego payment.

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