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[blohk] /bloʊk/
noun, Chiefly British Informal.
man; fellow; guy.
Origin of bloke
1850-55; origin uncertain Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bloke
  • Mac did stand up, but in arising he shot a swift jolt into the chin of the bloke trying to excite trouble.
  • bloke who offer her national way on an symptom against sensible depth be in neat job.
  • Psychological seed cause in a life for lecturer and wild bloke.
  • As long as you are pounding the other bloke he hasn't any vast amount of time left to come bounding back.
British Dictionary definitions for bloke


(Brit & Austral) an informal word for man
Word Origin
C19: from Shelta
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Word Origin and History for bloke

"fellow," 1851, London slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from Celtic ploc "large, stubborn person;" another suggestion is Romany (Gypsy) and Hindi loke "a man."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bloke

bloke 1


A man; fellow; guy •Chiefly British use: Look at the bloke ridin'

[mid-1800s+; perhaps fr Celtic ploc, ''large stubborn person'']

bloke 2



[narcotics 1970s+; probably echoic blow]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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