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segunda-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2016

Do you know what a BLOKE is?

Have you guys ever heard of this expression (word)?

Well, it is basically a word that means ‘man’, ‘guy’. A British word for ‘dude’, ‘guy’, or ‘mate’. It is a stereotype of a male - the 'man's man' also used in Australian English. Some Aussie would probably advocate that ‘bloke’ surely has no particular reference other than denoting gender. However, some would say that it has connotations of masculinity, and it is used only in an informal setting.


‘I met a bloke in the pub who give me a great tip for the gee gees.’

'I met this bloke in town who told me to stop wasting my time on the internet...'

Look at that well proper bloke over there.

I met a bloke in the pub.

That bloke is pissed.

Watch that bloke over there.

That man's really blokey.

He’s a really nice bloke.

It's origins are unknown or uncertain, but it is likely to have come from the Midlands in the United Kingdom (reference(s) needed), where it is commonly used. It has usage in Canada and the United States of America, as well.

 Now, why don’t you watch this bloke singing at the Beeb?

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