(informal) A man, a fellow; an ordinary man, a man on the street.
* 1930 , , 2006, Overlook Press,
* 1931 , ,
- The door flew open, and there was a bloke' with spectacles on his face and all round the spectacles an expression of strained anguish. A ' bloke with a secret sorrow.
lyrics of 1930, 31 and 33 versions,
* 1958 , ,
- She messed around with a bloke named Smoky.
* 2000 , Elizabeth Young, Asking for Trouble ,
- It was a Cockney bloke' who had never seen a cow till he came inside. Cragg said it took some ' blokes like that, and city fellows are the worse.
(UK) a man who behaves in a particularly laddish or overtly heterosexual manner.
An anglophone man.
(Australia) An exemplar of a certain masculine, independent male archetype.
* 2000 May 5, Belinda Luscombe, “
- As her current bloke was turning out better than expected, I didn't see much of her lately.
Cinema: Of Mad Max and Madder Maximus”, Time :
- ‘The Bloke'’ is a certain kind of Australian or New Zealand male. ¶ Most of all, the ' Bloke does not whinge.
* See also
* (ordinary man) sheila (New Zealand)
* blokey, blokeish
Making a (l) or passage.
* (rfdate) , The Poet :
Affected by (l) of signification.
- For all symbols are fluxional; all language is vehicular and transitive , and is good, as ferries and horses are, for conveyance, not as farms and houses are, for homestead.
(grammar, of a verb) Taking an (l) or objects.
- By far the greater part of the transitive or derivative applications of words depend on casual and unaccountable caprices of the feelings or the fancy.
* (rfdate) , Orthodoxy :
- The English verb "to notice" is a transitive verb, because we say things like "She noticed a problem".
(set theory, of a relation on a set) Having the property that if an element x'' is related to ''y'' and ''y'' is related to ''z'', then ''x'' is necessarily related to ''z .
- Men have tried to turn "revolutionise" from a transitive to an intransitive verb.
Such that, for any two elements of the acted-upon set, some group element maps the first to the second.
- "Is an ancestor of" is a transitive relation: if Alice is an ancestor of Bob, and Bob is an ancestor of Carol, then Alice is an ancestor of Carol.
* (l), (l)