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"How can I have hung around you for five years and not think girls are clever?" said Harry, stung by this. "It's the way he writes. I just know the Prince was a bloke, I can tell."
(HBP25)

a bit of a slap in the face for everyone who thought he was such a good bloke (DH20)

the bloke from the Ministry (DH22)

Amycus, the bloke
-as opposed to his sister, Alecto (DH29)

Definition

British slang term for man

U.S. equivalent would be guy or man. In the U.K., one sense of "guy" is that of a scarecrow-like effigy burnt on Bonfire Night, so saying that someone "looks [like] a guy" carries a different meaning than in the U.S.

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