- loose trousers gathered at the knee, formerly worn by women as part of a gymnasium, riding, or other sports outfit.
- women's underpants of similar, but less bulky, design.
- the trousers of a bloomer costume.
- any of various women's garments with full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge.
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"I think he's going to be a bloomer in college" is the first thing Lissa told me about him over the phone before we met.
Susan admired their courage, but still could not be persuaded to put on the bloomer.Susan B. Anthony|Alma Lutz
Our clothes were of the bloomer costume, and generally were made of flannel.History of the Donner Party|C.F. McGlashan
"Well, apparently there's been a bloomer of some species somewhere, but this was the room I had last night," said Archie.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
Both Mrs. Stanton and Mrs. Bloomer on this occasion wore what is known as the Bloomer costume.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
Although the bloomer suits worn by the players all were a light tan, their tams and sweater-coats were of various colors.Rilla of the Lighthouse|Grace May North