Bloomer definition

blo͝omər
(chiefly brit., slang) A foolish or stupid mistake.
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A person in the bloom or prime of life.
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(slang) A blunder.
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A plant that blooms.
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A person who attains full maturity and competence.

A late bloomer.

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An outfit formerly worn by women and girls consisting of loose pants gathered about the ankles and worn under a skirt.
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Girls' underpants of similar design.
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A plant with reference to its blooming.

An early bloomer.

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Baggy trousers gathered at the knee, formerly worn by girls and women for athletics.
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An undergarment somewhat like this.
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(person) 1818-94; U.S. social reformer & feminist.
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A circular loaf of white bread.
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A blooming flower.
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One who blooms, matures, or develops.

She was a late bloomer.

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Wide, loose pants gathered at the knee and formerly worn by women and girls for exercising and athletics.
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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.
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(historical) A costume for women, consisting of a short dress with loose trousers gathered around the ankles, and often a broad-brimmed hat.
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(historical) A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bloomer
Plural:
bloomers

Origin of bloomer

  • After Amelia Jenks Bloomer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From the word bloom, for an iron ingot, from the Old English word blōma.

    From Wiktionary

  • bloom + -er.

    From Wiktionary