blokeish

adjective bloke·ish \ ˈblō-kish \
variants: or less commonly blokish play \ˈblō-kish\

Definition of blokeish

chiefly British, informal
:of or relating to men or traditionally or stereotypically male interests, qualities, or activities
  • This has been a godsend to teachers looking for a female angle in the generally blokeish world of Roman military history.
  • —Mary BeardTimes Literary Supplement6 Oct. 2006
  • I asked him if he thought that the feminist group … might have formed in opposition to this blokish element in the college.
  • —Helen GarnerThe First Stone1995
  • … the way in which the great French hostesses of the seventeenth century, … converted society from a blokeish and witless boys' club into the locus of refinement and wit.
  • Times Literary Supplement6 Dec. 2002
  • … Rolf had ceased jovially welcoming him to the henpecked husbands club and thumping him on the back in blokeish camaraderie …
  • —Alexandra PotterCalling Romeo2004

blokeishness

or less commonly blokishness noun
    • … a brand of cockney blokeishness that was curiously appealing. … His was the voice of the common man.
    • —Vincent Graff, Evening Standard (London)7 June 1993
    • His rumpled blokeishness could help to persuade voters that the Tories are more than a bunch of unfeeling toffs.
    • Economist13 Dec. 2008

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First Known Use of blokeish

1920


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