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
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The Yankees had loaded the bases after a blooper-reel error by right fielder Matt Joyce, and Judge found himself up with two outs and the Yankees trailing by one.
In fact, the blooper once landed a small role in a Star Wars themed pop-promo in 1999.
In amongst the standard extras of commentaries, blooper reels, and behind the sceens featurettes, one feature stood out for me, ‘
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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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