blooper

noun
bloop·​er | \ ˈblü-pər How to pronounce blooper (audio) \

Definition of blooper

1a : a fly ball hit barely beyond a baseball infield
b : a high baseball pitch lobbed to the batter
2 : an embarrassing public blunder

Examples of blooper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coming this summer to a YouTube channel near you, Hertz and Shelby have teamed up to create the latest blooper-reel superstar, the 950-hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-H. David Beard, Car and Driver, 26 July 2022 The junior first baseman gave the Lions the go-ahead runs in the top of the 10th inning on a two-RBI blooper out to right field. oregonlive, 25 May 2022 The now-iconic blooper making its way around social media was entirely genuine, too. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2022 In the sixth, J.D. Martinez doubled with one out but was stranded when Andrew Velazquez made a diving catch of Franchy Cordero’s blooper to end the inning. Jimmy Golen, Hartford Courant, 5 May 2022 With Megan off to sleep and the three alter ego hotties watching a dream movie presented by Tina Snow, the film wraps and is followed by a series of entertaining blooper scenes. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 24 Feb. 2022 Luis Torrens followed with a hard grounder to score France, and Tom Murphy capped the rally when his blooper to center dropped despite Ramon Laureano's diving attempt. Tim Booth, Star Tribune, 25 July 2021 After McGee called out O'Neal for bullying and his appearances on the blooper reel ceased, McGee began rebuilding his reputation as a champion-level contributor. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 Scott shoots him and instantly starts trending on Twitter as #goodguywithagun — and nobody but Scott knows that his heroic salvo was a blooper. Molly Young, Vulture, 7 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of blooper

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for blooper

bloop (an unpleasant sound)

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“Blooper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blooper. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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