Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

blooming

play
adjective or adverb bloom·ing \ˈblü-mən, -miŋ\

Simple Definition of blooming

  • —used to make an angry or critical statement more forceful

Full Definition of blooming

chiefly British

  1. —used as a generalized intensive <blooming fool>

Origin of blooming

probably euphemism for bloody


First Known Use: 1879

Rhymes with blooming



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blooming? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ