You stupid americans are all wrong. Bloke is simply a British slang term for 'man/guy', with perhaps slight connotations of masculinity, and used only in an informal setting. Unlike 'guy' it is not normally used vocatively, as in 'hey you blokes'.
'I met this bloke in town who told me to stop wasting my time on the internet...'
British Word for a dude and guy.
Look at that well proper bloke over there .
British slang term referring to a male. It is a stereotype of a male - the 'man's man'.
I met a bloke in the pub who give me a great tip for the gee gees.
Bloke: an informal English word for man, similar to chap
Often thought of as an Australian word as it is commonly used over there. The Aussie Bloke is a stereotype of a typical Australian Man, i.e. loves sport, beer, bbq's.
It's used in UK and Aus. in the same way guy and dude are used in America
According to a local newspaper in the Midlands, the word originated in the Black country
(an area near Birmingham, UK), but I'm really not sure how much truth is in that!
'Look at that fat bloke over there!'
'Right, what are you blokes drinking?'
it is an Australian term 4 a male but it certainly does NOT mean he is drinking or that, that is all he does.
bloke is used in the same way as guy, man, boy, male.
it has NO particular reference other than denoting gender.
I AM AUSTRALIAN, I SPEAK FROM YRS OF EXPERIENCE
see that bloke over there he's got a .....
the bloke in the blue shirt is the 1 your looking 4.
that bloke in the corner is a dead set wanker.
Typically, "man" or "guy". It's origins are unknown, but it is unlikely to have come from the the Midlands in the UK, as suggested by one user. It is used commonly in the UK and Australia, although it has usage in Canada and the USA too.
It's earliest recorded usage was in Cab Calloway's 1931 recording 'Minnie The Moocher' where he sings "She messed around with a bloke named smokey, she loved him..." It has been used more frequently in Kanye West's collaboration with the UK's Estelle
1) I met a bloke in the pub
2) That bloke is pissed
3) Watch that bloke over there
4) That man's really blokey