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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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Whether discussing the role of costume in establishing hierarchy at the court of Louis XIV or the advent of the Rational Dress Society in late Victorian London, Ribeiro is able to draw on a wide range of sources and stitch them together leaving not a thread out of place.
The Rational Dress Society in 1800s Britain encouraged clothing for women that allowed them free movement, such as bloomers, pants, and corset-free underwear.
This new fashion was backed by the Rational Dress Society, founded in 1881, but few women adopted trousers until around 1900.
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The Rational Dress Society, formed in 1888, objected to fashions that deformed the body, impeded movement, or injured health.
Amelia Bloomer's newspaper, "The Lily," once a voice for rational dress reform, advanced the objectives of the women's movement.
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