bloke·​ish ˈblō-kish How to pronounce blokeish (audio)
variants or less commonly blokish
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 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
blokeishness noun
or less commonly blokishness
… 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

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blokeish was in 1920

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“Blokeish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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