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Gents vs. Gentleman — What's the Difference?

Gents vs. Gentleman — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Gents and Gentleman

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Gents

A gentleman.
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Gentleman

A gentleman (Old French: gentilz hom, gentle + man) is any man of good and courteous conduct. Originally, gentleman was the lowest rank of the landed gentry of England, ranking below an esquire and above a yeoman; by definition, the rank of gentleman comprised the younger sons of the younger sons of peers, and the younger sons of a baronet, a knight, and an esquire, in perpetual succession.
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Gents

Plural of gent
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Gentleman

A man of gentle or noble birth or superior social position
"He's too much a gentleman to be a scholar" (Aphra Behn).
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Gents

A men's room: a lavatory intended for use by men.
Where is the gents? I need a slash.
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Gentleman

A well-mannered and considerate man with high standards of proper behavior. See Usage Note at lady.
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Gents

Men's: intended for use by men.
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Gentleman

A man of independent means who does not need to have a wage-paying job.
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Gentleman

A man
Do you know this gentleman?.
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Gentleman

Gentlemen (-mən) Used as a form of address for a group of men.
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Gentleman

A manservant; a valet.
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Gentleman

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.
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Gentleman

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

An effeminate or oversophisticated man.
Well, la-di-da, aren't you just a proper gentleman?
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Gentleman

Any man.
Please escort this gentleman to the gentlemen's room.
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Gentleman

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

(cricket) An amateur player, particularly one whose wealth permits him to forego payment.
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Gentleman

A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman.
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Gentleman

One of gentle or refined manners; a well-bred man.
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Gentleman

One who bears arms, but has no title.
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Gentleman

The servant of a man of rank.
The count's gentleman, one Cesario.
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Gentleman

A man, irrespective of condition; - used esp. in the plural (= citizens; people), in addressing men in popular assemblies, etc.
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Gentleman

A man of refinement
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Gentleman

A manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer;
Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man
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