bloomers

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bloom·er 1

 (blo͞o′mər)
n.
1.
a. A plant that blooms.
b. A person who attains full maturity and competence: a late bloomer.
2. Slang A blunder.

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bloomer2
skirt and pants as shown on a c. 1851 cover of sheet music for Bloomer Waltz, composed by William Dressler

bloom·er 2

 (blo͞o′mər)
n.
1. An outfit formerly worn by women and girls consisting of loose pants gathered about the ankles and worn under a skirt.
2. bloomers
a. Wide, loose pants gathered at the knee and formerly worn by women and girls for exercising and athletics.
b. Girls' underpants of similar design.

[After Amelia Jenks Bloomer.]

bloomers

(ˈbluːməz)
pl n
1. informal women's or girls' baggy knickers
2. (formerly) loose trousers gathered at the knee worn by women for cycling and athletics
3. history Also called: rational dress long loose trousers gathered at the ankle and worn under a shorter skirt
[from bloomer, a garment introduced in about 1850 and publicized by Mrs A. Bloomer (1818–94), US social reformer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bloomers - underpants worn by womenbloomers - underpants worn by women; "she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing"
underpants - an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

bloomers

[ˈbluːməz] NPLbombachos mpl, pantaletas fpl (LAm)

bloomers

[ˈbluːmərz] npl (= underwear) → culotte f bouffante

bloomers

plPumphose f

bloomers

[ˈbluːməz] nplmutandoni mpl a sbuffo
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