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blooter (plural blooters)

  1. (now slang) A babbler, a bumbling idiot, a fool.
    • 1627, Alexander Montgomerie, Poems:
      A bluiter buskit lyk a belly blind.
    • 1907, Neil Munro, Daft Days:
      ‘Oh, to the devil wi' ye!’ said Wanton Wully, sweating with vexation. ‘Of all the senseless bells! A big, boss bluiter! I canna compel nor coax ye!’
    • 1999 July 13, in the Glasgow Daily Record:
      Women go into pubs... to enjoy a quiet drink with friends. And any halitosis-ridden, hand-wandering blooter who thinks otherwise could find himself stuck up his own optic.
  2. (slang) A hard, often wild kick of a ball.
    • 2002 December 23, in the Daily Mail:
      He of the fabulous long-range shot or the useless blooter professes to love everything about Rangers.
  3. (slang) A ball kicked in such a way.
  4. (slang, Scotland) An unattractive woman.


blooter (third-person singular simple present blooters, present participle blootering, simple past and past participle blootered)

  1. (slang) To do poor work, to botch (a job).
    • 1996, M. Munro, Complete Patter:
      There's no way that hoose could be painted right in wan day; they must've blootered it.
  2. (possibly obsolete) To talk foolishly, to babble.
    • 1913, J. Service, The Memorables of Robin Cummell:
      Jamie [] at last bluitered oot [em] ‘I-I-I was up the water, sir, fellin' a deid dowg!’
  3. (possibly obsolete) To shriek, to cry in a shrill manner.
    • 1793, R. Brown, Carlop Green:
      The whaup, frae the south, that bluiters / In the bogs, like a soo.
  4. (slang) To kick a ball in a hard and usually wild manner.
    • 2001 August 19, Glasgow Sunday Herald:
      We'd blooter the ball into the terracing.
  5. (slang) To smash; to bludgeon.
    • 1990, J. Byrne, Your Cheatin' Heart:
      A hauf-inch closer an' that wis me... brains blootered aw err the tarmac.