\ ˈblōk How to pronounce bloke (audio) \
plural blokes

Definition of bloke

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

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Examples of bloke in a Sentence

a couple of friendly blokes offered to show us the sights of London
Recent Examples on the Web Liddle is the central character in his columns, a matey, cigarette-smoking, pint-liking bloke who was once a high-ranking BBC editor. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The (Other) Greatest Magazine in the English-Speaking World," 23 Apr. 2020 Her proposal is that men be harvested for their component elements (iodine, phosphorous, carbon, hydrogen, etc.), which could be sold on the open market, where each bloke’s essence would fetch about a dollar. Mary Norris, The New Yorker, "There’s a Lot More to E. Jean Carroll’s Book than Trump," 24 Jan. 2020 Tottenham's original banter season (post-90s) came after selling Elvis (Gareth Bale) and buying The Beatles (some blokes from Powerleague)., "7 Crazy Seasons That Needed an Amazon 'All or Nothing' Documentary," 21 Oct. 2019 Handsome devil and all round pretty nice bloke Llorente looks set to continue his career abroad with his futile attempts to overthrow Harry Kane from the starting XI at Tottenham remaining...futile., "Transfer Rumours: Chelsea Duo Wanted, Serie A Sides Chasing Llorente, Balotelli Makes Move & More," 14 Aug. 2019 Now, Gates is one of those rich blokes who believes his kind should pay more in taxes., "Quiet everyone, a billionaire is talking!," 10 Nov. 2019 Again, Messi speaks for himself, but Lewandowski partners him ahead of Luis Suarez for his consistency, technique and just seeming like a good bloke - unlike his Uruguayan counterpart., "90min's Editors & Writers Pick the Definitive Best XI of the Decade," 10 Oct. 2019 Hold on, the bloke who stands by the goal and has never had any impact on any football match ever has something to say!, "Barcelona 6-1 PSG: Remembering That Mad Midweek Miracle at Camp Nou," 30 Oct. 2019 In a typical fringe event, bald blokes outnumbered women. The Economist, "Boris Johnson is not such a ladies’ man in electoral terms," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of bloke

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bloke

origin unknown

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The first known use of bloke was circa 1829

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“Bloke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bloke

chiefly British, informal : a man

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