bloomer

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbluː.mə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːmə(ɹ)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English blomer, from blome (iron ingot) (modern English bloom), from Old English blōma.

Noun[edit]

bloomer (plural bloomers)

  1. An ironworker.
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Etymology 2[edit]

bloom +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

bloomer (plural bloomers)

  1. (dated, informal, US) A large or embarrassing mistake; blunder.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:error
    • 1916 March 11, Charles E. Van Loan, “His Folks”, in Saturday Evening Post[1]:
      What's more, I claim that Elmer's biggest mistake wasn't the one he made at Cedarville before six thousand witnesses. His prize bloomer was pulled in Hoboken before three witnesses
  2. A circular loaf of white bread.
  3. A blooming flower.
  4. One who blooms, matures, or develops.
    She was a late bloomer.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Bloom +‎ -er, from the surname of the American woman who sought to introduce this style of dress.

Noun[edit]

bloomer (plural bloomers)

  1. (historical) A costume for women, consisting of a short dress with loose trousers gathered around the ankles, and often a broad-brimmed hat.
  2. (historical) A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bloomers.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bloomer m (plural bloomers)

  1. bloomers