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

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At the end of 1999’s Toy Story 2, there was a credits scene that featured production bloopers. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Toy Story 4’s 5 end credits scenes, explained," 21 June 2019 Segura, who belted an inside-the-park homer in the first inning, doubled home another run in the third with a blooper down the left-field line. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena Bronco All-Stars open Directors Tournament with 16-4 win over Crosby," 15 June 2019 Gardenhire then went to Alcantara, who coughed up a double to left field and then, the fateful blooper into no-man’s land. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers observations: Bullpen gives up lead to Royals, 3-2," 11 June 2019 And Cersei making funny faces between takes in this blooper? Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "These Game of Thrones Bloopers Are Even More Messed Up Than the Show," 17 May 2019 The episode ends with bloopers and a sneak peek at next week's finale. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 14 Episode 10 Recap: The Men Tell All," 30 July 2018 The finale built inexorably to a brassy, jubilant final flourish, some bloopers notwithstanding. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: Concertgebouw Orchestra Shows Off Its Legacy at Carnegie," 19 Jan. 2018 Together with impressive baking skills, intricate handshakes, imposing royal manners and — spoiler alert — double the happy endings, hijinks and hilarity ensue in The Princess Switch, with or without the bloopers. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Fans Spotted Mistakes in Netflix's "The Princess Switch," Including Vanessa Hudgens's Body Double," 19 Nov. 2018 When Mariah Carey strolled onto the field in towering high heels to toss out a first pitch in 2008, the result was a famous blooper. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Throw Out a Ceremonial First Pitch," 3 July 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

US : an embarrassing mistake usually made in public

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