Definition of blooper
1a : a fly ball hit barely beyond a baseball infieldb : a high baseball pitch lobbed to the batter
2 : an embarrassing public blunder
Recent Examples of blooper from the Web
Duffy settled in, retiring 10 straight batters before Carlos Gomez singled on a blooper that bounced out of Merrifield’s glove at second.
Miguel Sano then dunked a blooper into no-man’s land near the rightfield line as Bryce Harper, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and second baseman Daniel Murphy—his Nationals teammates!—converged.
More: Laugh with Jennifer Lawrence in this hilarious blooper reel from 'Passengers' Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies.
Tony Wolters led off with a blooper to center field that appeared catchable, but went off Span’s glove for a single.
The biggest blooper was the chicken cooked over coals.
The offensive attack was opportunistic and relentless, swarming Giants starter Ty Blach with an array of bleeders, bloopers and broken bats.
How Rangers pitchers fared: Yu Darvish held the Astros without a hit through 4 2/3 innings before Alex Bregman singled on a shallow blooper that left-fielder Nomar Mazara couldn’t keep in his glove.
In the fourth, Lang made a helter-skelter run into left field to snag a sinking blooper, slam on the brakes and fire a dart to Hunter for another double up.
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Origin and Etymology of blooper
bloop (an unpleasant sound)
First Known Use: 1925See Words from the same year
BLOOPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blooper for English Language Learners
: an embarrassing mistake usually made in public
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