\ ˈblōk How to pronounce bloke (audio) \

Definition of bloke

chiefly British
: man, fellow

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Synonyms for bloke


bastard, buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fella, fellow, galoot [slang], gent, gentleman, guy, hombre, jack, joe, joker, lad, male, man

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Examples of bloke in a Sentence

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

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James Fairchild is effective as Don, the bigoted bloke who learns acceptance., "‘Kinky Boots’ kicks up its musical heels at the Saenger," 15 June 2019 Anyway, that was good, and then there was that France game, with the bloke who dislocated his shoelace and that United player with an ever changing haircut., "Lawro's Lessons: World Cup Round One Musings From the Mind of Mark Lawrenson," 20 June 2018 The world just stops apart from the bloke in black., "World Cup Countdown: 7 Weeks to Go - Gazza's Tears, a Defining Moment in English Football," 7 May 2018 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., "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,, "DOT building 'evacuation route' for hurricanes in flood zone near Mount Dora," 2 Apr. 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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English Language Learners Definition of bloke

chiefly British, informal : a man

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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