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bloo•mer



Pronunciation: (blOO'mur), [key]
n.
1. a costume for women, advocated about 1850 by Amelia Jenks Bloomer, consisting of a short skirt, loose trousers gathered and buttoned at the ankle, and often a coat and a wide hat.
2. bloomers, (used with a pl. v.)
a. loose trousers gathered at the knee, formerly worn by women as part of a gymnasium, riding, or other sports outfit.
b. women's underpants of similar, but less bulky, design.
c. the trousers of a bloomer costume.
d. any of various women's garments with full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge.

adj.
(of a woman's garment) having full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge: bloomer shorts.

bloom•er



Pronunciation: (blOO'mur), [key]
n.
1. a plant that blooms: a night bloomer.
2. a person who develops skills, abilities, interests, etc., commensurate with his or her capacities: a quiet, methodical child who became a late bloomer.

bloom•er



Pronunciation: (blOO'mur), [key]
n.
a foolish mistake; blunder.

Bloo•mer



Pronunciation: (blOO'mur), [key]
n.
Amelia Jenks Pronunciation: ( jengks), [key] 1818–94, U.S. social reformer and women's-rights leader.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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