- a plant with reference to its blooming: an early bloomer
- a person in the bloom or prime of life
Origin of bloomershort for blooming errorChiefly Brit., Slang a foolish or stupid mistake
- a costume for women or girls, consisting of a short skirt and loose trousers gathered at the ankles: worn in the 1850s, but never popular
- baggy trousers gathered at the knee, formerly worn by girls and women for athletics
- an undergarment somewhat like this
Origin of bloomerafter Bloomer, who advocated the costume in the 1850s
- An outfit formerly worn by women and girls consisting of loose pants gathered about the ankles and worn under a skirt.
- bloomersa. Wide, loose pants gathered at the knee and formerly worn by women and girls for exercising and athletics.b. Girls' underpants of similar design.
Origin of bloomerAfter Amelia Jenks Bloomer.
skirt and pants as shown on a c. 1851 cover of sheet music for Bloomer Waltz, composed by William Dressler
- a. A plant that blooms.b. A person who attains full maturity and competence: a late bloomer.
- Slang A blunder.
- An ironworker.
From the word bloom, for an iron ingot, from the Old English word blōma.
bloom + -er.
- (historical) A costume for women, consisting of a short dress with loose trousers gathered around the ankles, and often a broad-brimmed hat.
- (historical) A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.
Bloom + -er, from the surname of the American woman who sought to introduce this style of dress.