\ 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 One of these comics uses a drink to perform feminine swagger, the other bloke-at-the-bar thoughtfulness. New York Times, 9 July 2022 Of course, her new boss (Adam Demos) is a mysterious, rugged bloke and sparks fly – as does liquefied sheep poo. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 20 May 2022 One of the few mortal characters introduced in Eternals is Harington's Dane Whitman, a seemingly ordinary British bloke working at a museum and dating Gemma Chan's Sersi. Devan Coggan,, 9 Nov. 2021 But Jamie Dornan was so cute and such a down-to-earth bloke. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 29 Oct. 2021 The origin of the painting was a Titian of a bloke playing an organ and a nude woman. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 But more than four years after Britain voted to split — and after thousands of anxious, raging, nationalistic, infuriated headlines — what next for the ordinary bloke? Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2020 Whereas Mrs von der Leyen speaks like a technocrat, Mr Johnson speaks like a bloke telling jokes in a pub. The Economist, 16 Dec. 2020 Plaintive, breathless, and more than a little disappointed by the shabbiness of the place, Fagan is a nonthreatening figure, the sort of bloke who might wheedle a free pint in a Clerkenwell pub. Graham Hillard, Washington Examiner, 10 Dec. 2020 See More

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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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“Bloke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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