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 video mostly cuts between Meghan and Melissa, but at the very end of the clip, the Duchess included a cheeky blooper of her husband, Prince Harry. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 4 Aug. 2021 Leave it to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to celebrate her 40th birthday by launching an entire global charitable initiative, with a little help from Melissa McCarthy and a blooper-ish cameo by Prince Harry. Christie D’zurilla Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2021 Bryce even posted a blooper for that last TikTok dance. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 12 July 2021 In the bottom of the fourth inning, Jorge Polanco of the Minnesota Twins lifted a check-swing blooper into shallow right field. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 27 June 2021 The show concluded with blooper reels from the season so far, including plenty of rose dropping, tripping and Allio telling Thurston he was conceived in the back of a dune buggy during one of the dates. Megan Becka, cleveland, 27 July 2021 This week's episode of The Bachelorette begins with a brutal, emotional gut-punch and ends with a blooper reel. Ew Staff,, 26 July 2021 Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead in the second, scoring three runs on a blooper-reel worthy play that featured two errors by Ramirez, an All-Star third baseman. Brian Dulik,, 23 July 2021 Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead in the second, scoring three runs on a blooper-reel worthy play that featured two errors by Ramírez, an All-Star third baseman. Brian Dulik, Star Tribune, 23 July 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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10 Sep 2021

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“Blooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blooper

: an embarrassing mistake usually made in public

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