[ US /ˈbɫumɝ/ ]
[ UK /blˈuːmɐ/ ]
  1. an embarrassing mistake
  2. a flower that blooms in a particular way
    a night bloomer
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How To Use bloomer In A Sentence

  • An early season bloomer, about 18-inches tall, its subtle fragrance has been described as elegant, sweet, and tartly fruity.
  • We won't wear "bloomers," or make any attempt to imitate you in our dress, manners, or occupations; we will do nothing to offend the most fastidious, we will be women still. The Womans Advocate
  • He has made some bloomers in his time, from the failed bid for American General to his company's attempts to ratchet up his pay just as policyholders' bonuses were going in the other direction.
  • Indeed, Moliere was such a late bloomer as a writer that we don't even know what questions to ask.
  • It is then that, stripped for a brief moment of our armour of complacency and self-esteem, we see ourselves as we are -- frightful chumps in a world where nothing goes right; a grey world in which, hoping to click, we merely get the raspberry; where, animated by the best intentions, we nevertheless succeed in perpetrating the scaliest bloomers and landing our loved ones neck-deep in the gumbo. Jill the Reckless
  • The duck print Viyella baby blouse & bloomers made in '81 - fabric bought by my MIL in '52. Oh, Fabric, Why Can't I Quit You? - A Dress A Day
  • Leech had a picture of "A Quiet Smoke" in _Punch_, which depicted five ladies in short wide skirts and "bloomers" in a tobacconist's shop, two smoking cigars and one a pipe, while "one of the inferior animals" behind the counter was selling tobacco. The Social History of Smoking
  • An sparsely populated, ungroomed black run is relatively much safer than a crowded 'bloomer'. Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local
  • This heavy bloomer gets its name from the way each flower bud swells before its starry petals unfold.
  • The natives had probably smelted it themselves in their rude bloomeries, or obtained it from the Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers
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