Bloke

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Etymology

First known usage 1851. Origins Unknown. Hypotheses include:

  • from Celtic ploc (large, stubborn person)
  • from Roma or Hindi loke (a man)

Pronunciation

Noun

Bloke (plural Blokes)
  1. (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)
  2. (Quebec, colloquial) An anglophone man.

Notes

North America, except Quebec: dated, rare.

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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

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