a shortened version of parents

mom and dad

people who had sex to make you
my damn rents are making me go to this shitty ass private school in DC
by PrEpN15 June 06, 2005
a broadway play. Based on Puccini's La Boheme. Writen by Jonathan Larson who was HIV-positive but sadly died of an aortic aneurysm. Like La Boheme there is 8 people who grow into a family. Some people say it's life changing, a must see. Me? I agree.
Viva La Vie Boheme!
No Day But Today!
don't forget-pay the rent.
by Kelso, the renthead November 29, 2005
Shorter form of the word parents. Also, those who pay the rent.

Either way, it means parents.
They're rents regardless why you call them that.
by Downstrike May 26, 2004
A play about a bunch of self-obsessed jackasses who whine about not having any money for food, heat, or rent while simultaneously whining about how they're too good to get jobs to support themselves. The supposed 'villain' of the play is the one guy who goes out, gets a job and--get this--has the nerve to SELL the building that they live in just because they haven't paid their rent in a year and they've turned the building into a drug distribution center/whorehouse/flophouse for the homeless, even though he was only letting them stay there at drastically reduced rent out of the goodness of his heart and for the sake of their friendship.

This play is very popular with young, pretentious assholes.
Have you seen RENT? It's life changing.

Yeah I saw it. Since when is getting a job and using protection during sex a bad thing?
by Salman Rushdie October 11, 2010
An abbreviation or shortened version of the word "Parents."
"Hey Sally, wanna come over anc chill tonight? The Rents are out of town!"
by Kimmie F. July 20, 2006
An absolutely cracking musical beased in 80's/90's New York, influenced by the opera La Boheme. Defined as a "Rock Opera", the guitar riffs are addictively catchy and the lyrics are inspiring. From tearjearking scenes to laughter, passion and inspiration, RENT is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and you will, guaranteed, want to watch it again. It takes you through stuggles of life without money, AIDS and the fear of tomorrow; hope, life, living for the moment and acting without regret.

There are currently 3 versions of it - Film, USA Broadway and UK West End. If you have any sense, you will only go to see the Broadway version, as the West End producers have totally destroyed the music in some of the songs, especially "Out Tonight", which changes from a driving, fastpop/rock song to a badly composed, sleazy jazz rendition at about half the original speed.

Whilst the film version is good, it misses out some of the songs to shorten it, plays with the order of things, and is obviously not sung throughout as it would scare newbies to musicals.

Overall; bollocks to the West End, jump on a plane and go see it on Broadway. Oh, and buy the DVD to give you a general gist if you've never seen it, before you jump on that plane. You wont regret it.
"To days of inspiration, playing hooky, making something out of nothing; the need to express, to communicate.
To going against the grain, going insane, going mad.
To loving tension, no pension, to more than one dimension;
To starving for attention, hating convention, hating pretention.
Not to mention, of course, hating dear old mom and dad!" - La Vie Boheme

"Will i lose my dignity, will someone care?
Will i wake tomorrow from this nightmare?" - Will I?

"WE're not gonna pay last year's rent! next year's rent! rent rent rent re-ent RENT!"
by DelilahPIE January 30, 2008
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