"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."
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)
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.