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informal British
  • A man.

    • ‘he's a nice bloke’
    • ‘She hired some old Greek bloke to knock one up for her, which he did in record time.’
    • ‘What is certain is that this gangly bloke from the plains is right at home in the mountains.’
    • ‘Well there you are at the bar ordering your fifth vodka and you get chatting to this fit bloke.’
    • ‘So we've got a few people on the way up to try and get them photographs of this poor little bloke.’
    • ‘He may have been an academic and a Pom, was the subtext, but he was still a good keen bloke.’
    • ‘There was one bloke in Limerick with two tickets and he was hoping to get another two.’
    • ‘Very little we do these days is for us, unless we want to feel good so we can pull some bloke!’
    • ‘Then he sees some healthy looking young bloke putting on his flight socks.’
    • ‘Suddenly there's a huge cheer; some smelly looking bloke in a bad hat has meandered onto the stage.’
    • ‘We had a great night at the dance last night one bloke even approached us and said that in his opinion we were the stars of the tango!’
    • ‘He's a truly talented bloke and it's such a shame that nobody who matters has picked up on his brilliance.’
    • ‘As a normal, relaxed, laid back bloke, I find the whole phenomenon just really odd.’
    • ‘At last, we were ready, handing over a sizeable deposit to the muscular and tanned board hire bloke.’
    • ‘He wanted me to think he was an innocent, ordinary bloke, but I wasn't going to fall for that trick.’
    • ‘Undeterred I decided to wait outside for two hours to see whether this bloke was telling the truth.’
    • ‘Then, about two weeks later, I went to the club where this bloke was the doorman.’
    • ‘Which is a real shame for us, because he's an excellent manager and an all-round good bloke.’
    • ‘I did get a drunken phone call last night at 3am from some Scouse bloke looking for Dave.’
    • ‘Eventually, one bloke told me to try spinners, which are shiny pieces of metal with hooks on the end.’
    • ‘In any other circumstance I would have been terrified of this bloke and worried that he might hit me.’
    man, boy, male, individual, body
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/blōk/ /bloʊk/


Mid 19th century from Shelta.