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The Words With Friends dictionary tells me that ‘Gen’ means attorney, Is this a general term for lawyers?
Does it have any special connotations? Is it office slang?
How is it pronounced; like gin?

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  • You'd only pronounce it like gin if you pronounce pen and pin the same way (that is, if you have the pen/pin merger, which lots of Americans have, particularly in the South). – Peter Shor Jan 15 at 12:15
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    I note the tag, so an aside that 'attorney' isn't a general term for lawyers in UK, and 'Atty' doesn't mean anything to a BrE speaker. – Weather Vane Jan 15 at 12:23
  • I've never heard any word resembling "gen" used in the US to mean "attorney". – Hot Licks Jan 15 at 13:01
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    I wonder if you might be conflating a different term, Attorney General? In that case, gen would be an adjective describing what type of attorney. – rajah9 Jan 15 at 13:40
  • The appropriate form of address for the Attorney General of the United States is “General.” – Xanne Jan 15 at 18:46
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No, "Gen" meaning lawyer is unknown to most dictionaries. (However they have other definitions for "gen" so it is allowed to be played.)

"gen" can mean "information". The OED says it originated as R.A.F. slang.

Other dictionaries have also "gen" used as slang for "generation".

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    On WWF and "other definitions ... allowed to be played," they disallow almost all abbreviations (except VIP), but display definitions of allowed words as their disallowed versions. – Yosef Baskin Jan 15 at 12:43

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