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gentlemannoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒen.təl.mən/  us   /ˈdʒen.t̬əl.mən/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   )
B2 a polite way of talking to or referring to a man: Ladies and gentlemen, the show is about to begin. Excuse me, this gentleman has a question for you.
approving a man who is polite and behaves well towards other people, especially women: He was a perfect gentleman. Not holding a door for a lady? You're no gentleman, are you?
a man of a high social class: a gentlemen's club

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"gentleman" in American English

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gentlemannoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒen·təl·mən/ (plural -men  /ˈdʒen·təl·mən/ )
a man who is polite and behaves well toward other people: a perfect gentleman
Gentleman is often used as a polite way of referring to any man: This gentleman has a question. Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention.
infml In speech, a gentleman often means simply a man: The gentleman involved had a long history of this type of offense.
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