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


\ˈblō-kish\ play

Definition of blokeish

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  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 Beard, Times Literary Supplement, 6 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 Garner, The First Stone, 1995 … 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 Supplement, 6 Dec. 2002 … Rolf had ceased jovially welcoming him to the henpecked husbands club and thumping him on the back in blokeish camaraderie … — Alexandra Potter, Calling Romeo, 2004


less commonly


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. — Economist, 13 Dec. 2008

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