bloomer

See also: Bloomer

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

bloomer (plural bloomers)

  1. An ironworker.
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

bloom +‎ -er.

NounEdit

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.

Etymology 3Edit

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

NounEdit

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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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the word bloomers.

NounEdit

bloomer m (plural bloomers)

  1. bloomers