Australian Slang
1. man; fellow; guy;
2. affectionate term used to refer to a male animal;
3. (obsolete) person in charge; the boss;
4. (obsolete) prostitute's pimp (formerly also spelt 'bloak'; from British working class slang, perhaps from Shelta (a tinkers' jargon of Ireland and parts of Britain); cf. British underworld slang 'gloak' - 'man'; Celtic 'ploc' large stubborn person)
Kiwi (New Zealand Slang)
usually a man, and often used when referring to a stranger as in; "There's this bloke down the road who sells greasies from his pie-cart for $1 a bag, which is much cheaper than that bloke who has a shop", or used when referring to someone you like, as in; "That bloke, Joe Blow, is a really nice guy once you get to know him".
Australian English
Person, usually a male.

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