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Unread 11th Jan 2009, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default What exactly does "bloke" mean?

I see the term used a lot by people from the U.K.

When it's used in context--it's always in reference to a person(usually a dude...)

What is the exact meaning?
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Unread 11th Jan 2009, 03:36 AM   #2
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Yes, a bloke is a man so you are a bloke Marc and blokes means men. Sometimes when referring to blokes it can mean people as in "you blokes", referring to all the people, male and female, in a group.

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Unread 11th Jan 2009, 03:49 AM   #3
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I didn't know that.. this is new to me.. thank guys..
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Unread 11th Jan 2009, 04:21 AM   #4
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Its usually used with positive connotations ... eg
"he's a good bloke" about a colleague, friend, team mate
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Unread 11th Jan 2009, 04:42 AM   #5
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This is used a lot in Australia...means man but often in a positive light like Mike mentioned. I consider it almost slang though, I'd rarely use it and if I did I'd mean to emphasize that the man was a very typical Aussie 'bloke'.

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Here's a hint
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Bloke - A guy in American. A "good bloke" would be like a "nice guy".

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Unread 11th Jan 2009, 08:54 AM   #8
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Thank you everyone for clearing that up for me...

I've been seeing it used so much lately and I've been very confused about the connotation it held

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Gudday,the newnorcian herewith a brief desription of a bloke,
BLOKE
A chap, A fellow, A guy, Anybody. We're all blokes.
There are good blokes and bad blokes, but most blokes are allright.Some blokes, of course, are 'not worth feeding', but most of the blokes you will meet will be prepared to put their hand in thier pockets and buy you a drink - providing thier are more good blokes than bad blokes.
Hope that clears that up.
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Unread 11th Jan 2009, 08:28 PM   #10
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When we use the word 'bloke' in Australia, it has a more masculine connotation than just 'guy'.

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Unread 11th Jan 2009, 10:58 PM   #11
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Seems to be going out of style, at least in Britain. They all seem to say "guy" now.
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I love cockney English! haha

Reminds me of the scene from Austin Powers.. "english english"

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Unread 12th Jan 2009, 05:58 AM   #13
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Seems to be going out of style, at least in Britain. They all seem to say "guy" now.
I do think that "bloke" fits the Aussie accent better.

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A word "bloke" is not familiar to me, but when I searched on the internet, I found out that the meaning of it is A fellow; a man.

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LOL! This is truly a great depiction of an Aussie Bloke..unfortunately. Nice find.

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Yeah Gidday all. I'm an aussie bloke and proud of it. We blokes over here are called blokes by sheelas who think they're bagging us by using that handle. But she'll be right cuz we don't give a s..t wat they call us as long as they can cook a beaut barbie and crack another tinnie for us while we're gas baggin about the footy.
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means he is good chap or a man .... !!
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No you are all incorrect.

A Bloke was originally 'The Block Man' at executions. His job was to pick the head out of the basket after the executioner had finished 'hacking' - the most famous executioner was Jack Ketch who hacked many a head off. He lives on in the Punch and Judy shows.

Over the years Block became 'bloke' as executions were ceased. So if you are called a 'good bloke' you should answer in the olde english

'sod off you wozzick, or I'll pull yer head off'

That is considered to be the polite version. There are others, but I am far too polite to write them here in such polite company.



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Unread 13th Jan 2009, 09:26 AM   #19
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Cool - I always like to find out where words/phrases come from (and while November is a longs way off most Brits know where the term 'guy' comes from too).

Anyway - is there a female equivalent to 'bloke'?

and completely off topic - what the heck does a 'Sticky Wicket' mean?

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Sticky Wicket is in the game of cricket where the wicket is muddy, and the ball gets bogged down.

Or you could be referring to the village of Sticky Wicket in Kent, where every year they have a 'Hobgoblin' Day and all the menfolk end up with sticky wickets

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