First known usage 1851. Origins Unknown. Hypotheses include:
NounBloke (plural Blokes)
- (Australian, New Zealand, UK, South African, colloquial) A man (usually in the sense: the typical ‘man on the street’, an ordinary, down-to-earth man, often stressing manhood in a very physical sense); compare sheila (the nearest female equivalent, in Australian slang)
- (Quebec, colloquial) An anglophone man.
Adamite, bastard, being, bird, body, boy, buck, bugger, cat, chap, character, creature, customer, duck, earthling, feller, fellow, gee, gent, gentleman, groundling, guy, hand, he, head, homo, human, human being, individual, jasper, joker, lad, life, living soul, man, mortal, nose, one, party, person, personage, personality, single, somebody, someone, soul, stud, tellurian, terran, worldling