gentlemen

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnl̩.mɛn/, /ˈdʒɛnl̩.mən/, /ˈdʒɪnl̩.mɪn/
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Noun[edit]

gentlemen ‎(plural gentlemen)

  1. plural of gentleman
  2. plural of sir as a term of address.
  3. Alternative form of gentlemen's: a men's room, a lavatory intended for use by men.
    • 1929, Henry Vincent Yorke as "Henry Green", Living, Ch. xviii, p. 213:
      "You go and leave them in the Gentlemen."
      "Leave 'em in the lavatory?"
    • 1941, Joyce Cary, Herself Surprised, Ch. xliv, p. 108:
      There are quays there and lamps and some squares of grass; a ladies and gentlemen, and a cinema.

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  • "gentleman, n." in the Oxford English Dictionary (1898), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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gentlemen m

  1. plural of gentleman