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Indulging in or relating to stereotypically male behaviour and interests:‘it is not very blokeish of me, I admit, but I have a passion for shopping’
- ‘I can be quite blokeish about cars and once, in a moment of extreme folly, bought a BMW that I couldn't afford to run.’
- ‘And if they're not blokish, they say, ‘Well, we might as well talk to our friends in the pub.'’’
- ‘Then he spoils his image as an incurable romantic with a blokish aside.’
- ‘He became known, not for his political beliefs, but for being personable and blokeish, a ‘chat-show Charlie’ who was game for a laugh and up for a ‘sociable’ drink.’
- ‘Even if its response is often to dig itself in deeper, it finds the need to overlay itself with the protective mantle of blokeish good humour.’
- ‘Also loving the slightly blokeish way she is sitting.’
- ‘It's a mixture of blokeish culture and the perils of overmuch specialisation too young.’
- ‘Their preoccupation with beauty suggests an idealised feminine; their tunes are blokeish.’
- ‘Her outfits and blokish humour are viewed with muted approval, although even she is eventually portrayed as self-serving and unreliable.’
- ‘I'd agree that it is head-and-shoulders above most sitcoms but it follows hackneyed gender traditions (men are blokeish and committment-phobic; women are insecure and needy).’
- ‘While he is always friendly, even jovial in a blokeish high-fiving way (his English having got better as my French gets worse) he tends to be infuriatingly circumspect and diplomatic.’
- ‘It's a nice room, although the curtains are similarly from a time that land forgot, and I think that, while the underlying image is practical, it's not too blokeish.’
- ‘Yet he regularly tries too hard to cover this fact up: as if he can conjure up a blokeish persona.’
- ‘When we meet to run through the set questions, with the tape recorder on the table, he is more cautious, the blokeish candour has disappeared.’
- ‘It is rock music that sounds blokeish, yet prematurely middle-aged, drained of subversion or the capacity to shock.’
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