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Bloomer  n.  
A costume for women, consisting of a short dress, with loose trousers gathered round ankles, and (commonly) a broad-brimmed hat.
A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.

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"Bloomer" Quotes from Famous Books

... "jump in the dark," for him? Let the home become a study, even a science, and let not so many wives reach a forgivable level of domestic excellence on the "dead bodies" of so many unforgivable "bloomers." Remember that in matrimony, as in everything else it is the premier "bloomer" which blows up les chateaux en Espagne. Afterwards you have to use concrete—and ...
— Over the Fireside with Silent Friends • Richard King

... decays; the Offices disperse, And after many a bloomer flies the don; All kinds of Bodies perish with a curse, And only my Committee lingers on, Still rambles gaily in the same old rings, Still sighs, "At any rate, we are at one"; Yet even here, so catching, are these things, Something, ...
— Punch, Volume 156, January 22, 1919. • Various

... out of the mists of early George Town than the Reverend Stephen Bloomer Balch, the founder and first pastor of the Presbyterian Church. But, far more than that, he seems to have been pastor, "Parson," as he was affectionately called, for the entire community. It was in his church edifice that ...
— A Portrait of Old George Town • Grace Dunlop Ecker

... slap you in the Face with a Hundred Dollar Bill. You can take it from me, Dearie, I would jump the whole Game were it not for the Children. I have put in my whole Life trying to realize something on a Promissory Note that was a Bloomer to begin with. He has kidded me along ever since the World's Fair at Chicago, feeding me on Canned Stuff and showing me pictures of Electric Runabouts and Country Places on Long Island. In the Meantime I am playing in Great Luck if I can get a ...
— Knocking the Neighbors • George Ade

... attention was engaged elsewhere, had occupied a seat in the row behind which had been left vacant temporarily by an owner who liked refreshment between the acts. Freddie was feeling deeply ashamed of himself. He felt that he had perpetrated a bloomer of ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse

Words linked to "Bloomer" :   flower, gaucherie, faux pas, muff, bungle, foul-up, solecism, slip, fumble, boo-boo, mistake, trip, spectacle, bloom, fluff, error, botch, flub, fuckup, bull, snafu, gaffe, howler, bobble, clanger, pratfall, blunder, boner

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