plural blokes
chiefly British, informal
: man sense 1a(1), fellow sense 4c
But he himself was no ordinary bloke.Ian Templeton
… always knew a bloke who knew a bloke who had something or other on the highest authority.Tim Winton
… I'd never go out with a bloke to whom I hadn't been properly introduced.Dillie Keane
Surely a bloke is entitled to have his drink made the way he wants it.E. Grisdale

Examples of bloke in a Sentence

a couple of friendly blokes offered to show us the sights of London
Recent Examples on the Web You're surrounded by a bunch of blokes carrying things., 19 Mar. 2024 Indeed, projecting this worry about yourself onto others and being critical of 'femme' blokes. Jamie Wareham, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Isaac’s smiling affability lends the piece a different tone than Donahoe’s bashful bloke demeanor. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 In addition to Edna Everage and Les Patterson, Humphries also created the satirical character Barry McKenzie, a typical Australian bloke who started off as the hero of a comic strip about Australians in London (Nicholas Garland did the drawings) first published in Private Eye magazine. Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Apr. 2023 Connery could be that bloke, too: rumpled and tweedy rather than immaculate, notably ill at ease pursuing a secret assignation or wearing a wire, and yet still as instinctively defiant of authority — and as lethal with a one-liner — as Bond ever was. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2020 Who was the bloke in all the Pink Panther films? Vulture, 12 Nov. 2022 Good bloke! Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2021 Such a lovely bloke. Li Cohen, CBS News, 23 Dec. 2020

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bloke was circa 1829

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“Bloke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


chiefly British, informal

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