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 That book-length public blooper didn’t adversely affect his career. David Roth, The New Republic, "American Psycho," 9 June 2020 His comment Friday is the latest Biden blooper on race that has caused black and white critics to squirm. John Blake, CNN, "What Biden said was outrageous. But, some say, so was the reaction," 22 May 2020 That same lovable clumsiness is what made his famous blooper reels so relatable. Matt Wyatt,, "Legendary angler Bill Dance reveals what fishing’s like during pandemic," 16 May 2020 Fake bloopers are a Toy Story tradition, with all four films featuring them during the credits. Ale Russian,, "Toy Story 2 Cuts Out Blooper Scene with Sexual Misconduct Joke from Home Re-Release," 3 July 2019 Fiers benefited from back-to-back defensive gems in the sixth inning: Second baseman Jurickson Profar ranged far toward the right-field line and then made a diving catch of Kyle Farmer’s blooper. Steve Kroner,, "May 7, 2019: A’s Mike Fiers throws second career no-hitter," 7 May 2020 News broadcasts highlighted the bloopers and blunders of the replacements. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "25 years ago this week, we saw baseball return from historic monthslong strike," 23 Apr. 2020 But for Justin Hinton, a reporter with CNN affiliate WLOS, his latest blooper had even his bosses laughing. Alicia Lee, CNN, "A TV reporter unknowingly gave the snow report with googly eyes after he accidentally turned on Facebook's face filters," 26 Feb. 2020 One that might appeal more broadly is a CGI blooper reel: On Disc 1, go to Main Menu / Special Features / Commentary / Special Features. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, "Easter egg hunts: 10 of the wildest hidden features on DVDs you may already own," 11 Apr. 2020

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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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17 Jun 2020

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“Blooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blooper

US : an embarrassing mistake usually made in public

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