bloke

noun
\ˈblōk \

Definition of bloke 

chiefly British

: man, fellow

Examples of bloke in a Sentence

a couple of friendly blokes offered to show us the sights of London

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So, all of a sudden, having a bloke around is unusual — even now. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Queen's cousin to be first royal in same-sex marriage - and his ex-wife is giving him away," 18 June 2018 The record was produced by the Beastie Boys’ Mike D and the influence is certainly felt -- these blokes will pump you up for the massive weekend ahead in New York. Bobby Olivier, Billboard, "The 10 Bands You Need to Know About for This Year's Festival Season," 10 Apr. 2018 Last ditch challenges and fearless, goal-denying blokes are Adrian Mariappa’s bread and butter. SI.com, "Why Unsung Hero Mariappa Deserves to Win Watford Player of the Season Award," 7 May 2018 But here there is only one useless bloke on the sidelines named Claude (Richard Armitage), the informant who put Debbie in jail. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "In Ocean’s 8, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend," 12 June 2018 Marek, however, is not the sort of bloke who gives up. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "DOT building 'evacuation route' for hurricanes in flood zone near Mount Dora," 2 Apr. 2018 Sam Groth Final tip of the backwards cap for one of tennis’ good blokes, playing in his final tournament. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Keys, Kerber and Kyrgios Lead 2018 Australian Open Midterm Grades," 20 Jan. 2018 But like his previous one-man shows that focused on the Constitution and the history of New York City, Quinn’s current show is much deeper than jokes about the loudest bloke in the bar. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "7 questions with comedian and actor Colin Quinn | Charlotte Observer," 18 Jan. 2018 Jauregui is bitten by the fangs of love when one handsome bloke in a spiked jacket brings her whole world to a halt. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Steve Aoki, Lauren Jauregui Stop Time for Love in 'All Night' Video: Watch," 8 Jan. 2018

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bloke

: a man

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