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1. Informal A clumsy mistake, especially one made in public; a faux pas.
a. A weakly hit ball that carries just beyond the infield.
b. A high pitch that is lobbed to the batter.
[From bloop, a high-pitched howl on the radio caused by interference (of imitative origin), and imitative of the sound made by hitting a ball weakly.]
informal chiefly US and Canadian a blunder; bloomer; stupid mistake
[C20: from bloop (imitative of an embarrassing sound) + -er1]
1. an embarrassing mistake.
a. a fly ball that carries just beyond the infield.
b. a pitched ball with backspin, describing a high arc in flight.
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|Noun||1.||blooper - 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"
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"