bloke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bloke a boy or man "that chap is your host","there's a fellow at the door","he's a likable cuss","he's a good bloke"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bloke Man; fellow: a term of disrespect or contumely.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bloke blōk a fellow, a man familiarly.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. quite unknown—at any rate not Gipsy.

Usage

In literature:

I ain't one o' them blokes as grumble cause a feller's 'ungry.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
Some blokes don't, but I do.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
They must be most interestin' blokes to talk to: you see, they've had such experience.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Ninian's a discontented sort of bloke, and he's quite likely to make a mess of things unless we look after him.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Just let me meet the bloke what calls Little Billy a dog!
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
There warn't another blooming bloke in sight.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
I ain't agoin' t' take no other bloomin' bloke's w'eel!
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
Hi never could bear sojers blokes, too lazy to work hand too cowardly to steal.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
De other blokes was burning up de road and tried to make de turn wide.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
FRANK BLOKE is a dreadful.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
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In poetry:

"A-larkin' to the sky!" says I,
"And him, the faithless bloke,
Was that bereft the day I left
I thought that he would choke."
"The Ballad of Hagensack" by Wallace Irwin
But theirs are ships I never spoke
And trades to me unknown,
And all they see is a grizzled bloke
That drinks his drink alone.
"The Rendezvous" by Cicely Fox Smith
For fourteen long years I have ser-vi-ed,
And for fourteen long years and a day,
For meeting a bloke in the area,
And sneaking his ticker away.
"Botany Bay" by Anonymous Oceania
But this Mister Theodore give me a lead -
'E's a genius all on 'is own -
'E put me wise yestidy - jist wot I need,
When a bloke comes along for a loan.
"Fiduciary Friendship" by C J Dennis
Yes, I am the bloke what shovelled the coke
On the whaler, Lally-ma-Loo;
And the gallant soul what scuttled the coal
Is the same that's talking to you.
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin
Shrapnell was hissing, bullets were whizzing,
Land-mines were knocking us dumb,
We held up the war, delayed action,
While the Quarter bloke knocked back the rum.
"The Trumpeter" by Billy Bennett

In news:

With luck, both actions would have encouraged like-minded property developers and shop-owners to remember that council bylaws apply to everyone, not just the other bloke.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a flamin' great jet of water with a bloke on one end.
They have a blog called Boys, Blokes, Books and Bytes, which is all about middle grade boy books.
Birds and blokes will fancy this shop.
Meanwhile two wasted blokes from Masterton apparently decided it was a good idea to kidnap garden gnomes .
The dapper blokes of Il Divo.
We had a wonderful waitress who took such good care of us, and delivered me a Big Bloke beer to help me get through it all.
You can't toss a caber in Scotland these days without toppling a gaggle of blokes who closely resemble him.
In the face of Sugar 's own keen interest in men, Kim tries to deny her sexual obsession and decides she must lose her virginity to a bloke.
Those handsome blokes in the Wanted suited up to cover this Sunday's (Nov. 4) issue of Fabulous, the mag that comes free inside The Sun.
But anyway it looks like "some British bloke" Calum Paton, broke the world record for the longest rail ride on a whopping 78 meter rail.
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In science:

The functionals ψ , ϕ and Ψ, Φ replace the Pauli bloking and boson enhancement factors in the phase space, respectively.
Generalized Kinetic Theory of Electrons and Phonons
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