bloke

[blohk]

noun Chiefly British Informal.

man; fellow; guy.

Nearby words

  1. blogroll,
  2. blogstream,
  3. blois,
  4. blok,
  5. blokart,
  6. blokeish,
  7. blond,
  8. blonde,
  9. blonde moment,
  10. blondel

Origin of bloke

First recorded in 1850–55; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for bloke

bloke

noun

British and Australian an informal word for man

Word Origin for bloke

C19: from Shelta

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Word Origin and History for bloke

bloke

n.

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

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