bloomers(redirected from Rational dress)
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a. A plant that blooms.
b. A person who attains full maturity and competence: a late bloomer.
2. Slang A blunder.
skirt and pants as shown on a c. 1851 cover of sheet music for Bloomer Waltz, composed by William Dressler
1. An outfit formerly worn by women and girls consisting of loose pants gathered about the ankles and worn under a skirt.
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.]
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]
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|Noun||1.||bloomers - 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