Informal. an embarrassing mistake, as one spoken over the radio or TV.
Radio. a receiving set that generates from its antenna radio-frequency signals that interfere with other nearby receivers.
Also, bloop. Baseball.
Also called looper. a fly ball that carries just beyond the infield.
a pitched ball with backspin, describing a high arc in flight.

1925–30; bloop + -er1, orig. in reference to a radio receiver that emits bloops

1. error, blunder, slip, gaffe, goof. Unabridged
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blooper (ˈbluːpə)
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) a blunder; bloomer; stupid mistake
[C20: from bloop (imitative of an embarrassing sound) + -er1]

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Main Entry:  blooper
Part of Speech:  n
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Word Origin & History

"blunder," 1947, from either Amer.Eng. baseball slang, "a fly ball missed by the fielder" (1937) or "radio receiver that interferes with nearby sets" (1926).
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Example sentences
Describes a blooper that misled scientists for over a century and the discovery of fossil dinosaur eggs in.
It's never a blooper to take a stand for clean water, through your actions and through your words.
Then he threw the ball, a weak little blooper that plopped almost unnoticed on the turf.
It's one of the rare films for which a blooper reel would be redundant.
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