bloop·er | \ˈblü-pər \

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

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Mikie Mahtook led off with a single to right field, followed by a Nicholas Castellanos blooper. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers can't hold on, lose to Chicago Cubs 5-3," 3 July 2018 But the scoreless deadlock ended in the ninth when Starling Marte dropped down a textbook bunt off Marlins closer Brad Ziegler to start the inning and scored on Dickerson's blooper, which fell in between the mound and first base. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Ninth-inning bad bunt was a beauty for the Pirates in win over Marlins | Miami Herald," 14 Apr. 2018 The actress, 41, shared a blooper reel from season 11 to Instagram on Wednesday as part of her ongoing nostalgia posts leading up to her final episode — which also happens to be the season 14 finale, airing Thursday. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Jessica Capshaw Shares Grey’s Anatomy Bloopers Featuring Ellen Pompeo Before Final Episode," 16 May 2018 There's JaVale McGee bloopers, Russell Westbrook outfits, Twitter beefs and Nick Young being Nick Young. Rick Maese,, "NBA Twitter: A sports bar that doesn't close, where the stars pull up a seat next to you," 31 May 2018 Senior first baseman Austin Bain then hit a blooper to left field that the outfielder dove for and just barely missed, bringing Duplantis in to tie the game. Brody Miller,, "Ma'Khail Hilliard out-duels Auburn star Casey Mize in huge LSU win," 18 May 2018 Lupita Nyong'o shared a clip of the landmark film's blooper reel, and just try not to crack a smile watching her and co-star Michael B. Jordan bust a move in these funny scenes. Mary J. Dimeglio, Billboard, "Lupita Nyong'o & Michael B. Jordan Bust Moves in 'Black Panther' Blooper Reel: Watch," 5 May 2018 On Massey’s hit, a blooper just inside the right-field line that rolled into foul territory, Massey stood on first base. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Brewers upend unbeaten Giants 4-3 in suspenseful Bronco Division game," 2 May 2018 In the fourth inning on Friday night, Simmons and Gregorius had a chance to catch up at second base after Gregorius hit a blooper just over the head of first baseman Albert Pujols. Billy Witz, New York Times, "Anything Andrelton Can Do, Didi Will Try to Do Better," 29 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of blooper

: an embarrassing mistake usually made in public

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