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 The famed blooper reel over the credits in the end was very real to what was actually going on. Tolly Wright, Vulture, 2 June 2021 And, apparently, there is just something about watching other people watch blooper reels of themselves. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 28 May 2021 The company even poked fun at itself with a lengthy blooper reel showcasing its many Falcon 9 failures. Mike Wehner, BGR, 26 May 2021 To recap: Mercedes hit his homer off a 47-mph blooper from Minnesota's Willians Astudillo in the top of the ninth. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 The Missions’ offense was limited to just five hits and two walks, with a blooper double from CJ Abrams standing as the only extra-base hit. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 19 May 2021 The true apex of the blooper reel, though, involves Brian Austin Green's priceless reaction when Spelling attempts to give a toast during a scene at a bar. Kristen Baldwin,, 18 May 2021 Logan Davis followed with a blooper of his own to drive in the third run. The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2021 After García couldn’t catch up to the falling blooper and couldn’t stop his momentum, the ball hit him on the bounce and kicked towards left. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 8 May 2021

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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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The first known use of blooper was in 1925

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18 Jun 2021

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“Blooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blooper

US : an embarrassing mistake usually made in public

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