Definition: society’s most privileged members
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): high society, aristocracy
Antonym(s): commoners, working class
1. In the old days, the gentry travelled by private carriage while lesser members of society walked or rode on uncomfortable wagons.
2. Only the town gentry can afford membership in the exclusive country club.
3. Because my family is a part of the gentry, I have attended an expensive private school since I was a little tot.