blooper

(redirected from Bloopers)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.

bloop·er

(blo͞o′pər)
n.
1. Informal A clumsy mistake, especially one made in public; a faux pas.
2. Baseball
a. A weakly hit ball that carries just beyond the infield.
b. A high pitch that is lobbed to the batter.
3. An outtake in which a member of the cast or crew for a movie, television show, or other filmed production makes a mistake, usually in an amusing way.

[bloop + -er.]

blooper

(ˈbluːpə)
n
informal chiefly US and Canadian a blunder; bloomer; stupid mistake
[C20: from bloop (imitative of an embarrassing sound) + -er1]

bloop•er

(ˈblu pər)

n.
1. an embarrassing mistake.
2. Baseball.
a. a fly ball that carries just beyond the infield.
b. a pitched ball with backspin, describing a high arc in flight.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blooper - an embarrassing mistakeblooper - an embarrassing mistake    
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism, gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
misstep, trip-up, stumble, trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

blooper

noun
Informal. A stupid, clumsy mistake:
Informal: boner.
Slang: bloomer, goof.
Translations
mokavirhe
baki

blooper

[ˈbluːpər] n (mainly US)gaffe f

blooper

n (US inf) → Schnitzer m (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
As if one remarkable video weren't enough, Musk has also promised his Twitter followers a forthcoming reel of SpaceX landing bloopers.
The latest in the series of government bloopers appears on Page 40 of the Home Ministry's 2016-17 annual report, boasting of how the government had completed floodlighting of nearly 1,944km of the sanctioned 2,044km along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Why did she commit those bloopers in the first place?
OUR MONTHLY boob-tube booboos, compilation of inadvertently funny mistakes, flubs and boners committed on television turns out to have a granddaddy in Kermit Schafer's book, Blunderful World of Bloopers, first published way back in the days of radio, and updated and expanded when television came along.
But the way the Incheon Games' official website played hide and seek on Wednesday showed almost no country is immune to technological bloopers.
Bloopers become the property of Sew News and may be edited for clarity and brevity.
Among the other bloopers was one that read that several of acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock's recurring themes arose, as he was a 'torched Catholic.
This is the stuff we need to encourage; it's a cross between sports bloopers and the Old Spice guy commercials.
00pm BLOOPERS All New It'll Be Alright on the Night, 9.
Lighthorne Drama Group are getting ready for take-off next week with out-of-thisworld space spoof Starship Bloopers.
Recently the Organization for Safe, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) asked its member educators and consultants to name some of the top bloopers that dental assistants face in infection control.
Well, we want them for our special bloopers show coming to RTE later this year.