Definition of blooper in English:


Line breaks: bloop¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbluːpə


informal , chiefly North American
  • 1An embarrassing error: he poked fun at his own tendency to utter bloopers [as modifier]: blooper shows consisting of out-takes from films
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    • If it were solely a matter of the site blooper, then the error might be put down to dumbness and naivety.
    • Explains the author, ‘The whole treasure trove of howlers suggests the bloopers demonstrate equal opportunity zaniness.’
    • From small-town schools to urban mega-companies, every Nutcracker production is unique, and so are its bloopers and blunders.
  • 2 Baseball A weakly hit fly ball landing just beyond the reach of the infielders: Hunter’s the only guy to get a hit, a blooper over the shortstop’s head
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    • I can hit one off the end of the bat, I can get bloopers, I can beat out an infield hit.
    • Since outfielders tend to play deep at this stadium, bloopers that are caught in other cities often turn into singles.
    • And some infielders move very slowly when tracking a blooper.


1926 (originally US, denoting a radio which caused others to bloop, i.e. emit a loud howling noise): from imitative bloop + -er1.

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