Several synonyms are used in the UK: bloke, chap, lad. What's the difference between them?
- bloke — "(British, informal) man, fellow"
- chap — "(British) fellow. Origin of chap: chapman"
- lad — "a male person of any age between early boyhood and maturity"
So, it seems, that lad can be related only to a young person. While chap and bloke to any male person.
My British fellow said:
Chap is more delicate; bloke is rougher a bit. Chap is posh, bloke is common.
protected by RegDwigнt♦ Dec 24 '12 at 17:01
Thank you for your interest in this question.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?