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blooming

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

Simple Definition of blooming

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blooming

chiefly British

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

Origin and Etymology of blooming

probably euphemism for bloody


First Known Use: 1879

Rhymes with blooming



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