Definition of ents in English:

ents

plural noun

British
informal
  • Social and leisure activities organized for the benefit of students, holidaymakers, etc.

    ‘getting involved in running ents can be fun’
    • ‘Every week ents officers for each of the York University colleges organise nighttime events for students.’
    • ‘Yesterday, however, the stakes were upped ever so slightly when the club's ents manager asked me if I would like to be a judge of the amateur strip competition which forms the on-stage entertainment tomorrow.’
    • ‘The ents team is now busy organising future student events, which will include a battle of the bands competition, summer's open air Woodstock festival and this year's graduation ball.’

Origin

1970s: abbreviation of entertainments.

Pronunciation

ents

/ɛnts/