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Bloomer   /blˈumər/   Listen
Bloomer

noun
1.
A flower that blooms in a particular way.
2.
An embarrassing mistake.  Synonyms: blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall.






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"Bloomer" Quotes from Famous Books



... he was able to announce some few minutes later, "has made a bloomer. Apparently he was half asleep when we came in, and he shoved us into the lift and slammed the door, forgetting that he had left the keys ...
— The Adventures of Sally • P. G. Wodehouse

... face was Grecian, with Corinthian temples; Hellenic eyes that looked from jutting eyebrows, like dormer-windows in an Attic forehead, completed her perfect Athenian outline. She wore a black frock-coat tightly buttoned over her bloomer ...
— The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales • Bret Harte

... distrusted this legend. I am happy to say, that even as I write I have proof positive that it is purely a fiction. I have just had a card put into my hand requesting my presence at a private exhibition of the celebrated Bloomer Family, while an accompanying private note from Jack himself informs me that the 'celebrated and charming Bloomer group—universally allowed to be the most perfect and interesting representatives of the new regime in costume'—are no other than the Happy Jacks ...
— Chambers' Edinburgh Journal - Volume XVII., No 422, New Series, January 31, 1852 • Various



Words linked to "Bloomer" :   trip, mistake, flower, muff, fumble, solecism, fault, fuckup, fluff, error, spectacle, slip, boo-boo, bull, misstep, howler, gaucherie, gaffe, faux pas, clanger, snafu, stumble, bloom, bobble, trip-up



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