bloke

[ blohk ]
/ bloʊk /

noun Chiefly British Informal.

man; fellow; guy.

Origin of bloke

First recorded in 1850–55; origin uncertain
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bloke

/ (bləʊk) /

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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