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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.

[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.]

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
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blooper

[ˈbluːpər] n (mainly US)gaffe f

blooper

n (US inf) → Schnitzer m (inf)
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