One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
1970s: abbreviation of entertainments.
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