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Bloomer

[bloo-mer] /ˈblu mər/
noun
1.
Amelia Jenks
[jengks] /dʒɛŋks/ (Show IPA),
1818–94, U.S. social reformer and women's-rights leader.
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British Dictionary definitions for a bloomer

bloomer1

/ˈbluːmə/
noun
1.
a plant that flowers, esp in a specified way a night bloomer

bloomer2

/ˈbluːmə/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) a stupid mistake; blunder
Word Origin
C20: from blooming

bloomer3

/ˈbluːmə/
noun
1.
(Brit) a medium-sized loaf, baked on the sole of the oven, glazed and notched on top
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for a bloomer

bloomer

noun

A blunder; boner, goof: a ''bloomer'' by Truman and Marshall about a grave that was not there/ This dictionary, I'm afraid, is scarcely free of bloomers

[Australian 1880s+; fr the phrase ''a blooming error'']


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