I. noun Date: 1727 1. a plant that blooms 2. a person who reaches full competence or maturity <
he was a late bloomer as a writer
3. [blooming] a stupid blunder II. noun Etymology: Amelia Bloomer Date: 1851 1. a costume for women consisting of a skirt over long loose trousers gathered closely about the ankles 2. plural a. full loose trousers gathered at the knee formerly worn by women for athletics b. underpants of similar design worn chiefly by girls and women

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  • bloomer — bloomer1 [blo͞om′ər] n. 1. a plant with reference to its blooming [an early bloomer] 2. a person in the bloom or prime of life 3. [short for blooming error] [Slang, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Slang a foolish or stupid mistake ☆ bloomer2… …   English World dictionary

  • bloomer — [ blumɶr ] n. m. • 1929; mot angl. amér., n. pr. ♦ Anglic. Culotte d enfant, bouffante et serrée en haut des cuisses par un élastique. Des bloomers. bloomer [blumœʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1929; attestation isolée, 1899, in Höfler; angl., nom propre. ❖ ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bloomer — Bloomer. См. Блюминг. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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  • bloomer — bloomer1 /blooh meuhr/, n. 1. a costume for women, advocated about 1850 by Amelia Jenks Bloomer, consisting of a short skirt, loose trousers gathered and buttoned at the ankle, and often a coat and a wide hat. 2. bloomers, (used with a pl. v.) a …   Universalium

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