gintleman

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gintleman (plural gintlemen)

  1. (Ireland) Eye dialect spelling of gentleman.
    • 1853, L. Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper[1]:
      One look from that Quaker gintleman is worth all the praching and praying that be in you."
    • 1906, Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, The Delectable Duchy[2]:
      Sure enough it was a millstone, and a very neat one; and the saint, having raised a bit of a laugh, went on like a cheap-jack: "Av there's any gintleman prisunt wid an eye for millstones, I'll throuble him to turn ut here.
    • 1916, Elbert Hubbard, Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)[3]:
      There is no finer man on earth than your "thrue Irish gintleman," and Henry Clay had not only all the highest and most excellent traits of the "gintleman," but a few also of his worst.