a man He seemed like a nice bloke. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Shelta, a secret language based on changed Irish or Gaelic words.Extra examples He’s an ordinary bloke, despite being famous. He’s got so many problems, poor bloke! He’s the sort of bloke who will never let you down. He was ever such a nice bloke. I got chatting to a bloke in the pub. Some girls like to fantasize about some handsome star, not the bloke they’re with.