verb (used with object)

to ruin; botch: to bloop an easy catch.
to hit a blooper in baseball.


a clumsy mistake.

Origin of bloop

First recorded in 1925–30; earlier, a high-pitched sound produced by interference in a radio signal; expressive coinage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bloop

blooper, looper, pop-up

Examples from the Web for bloop

Historical Examples of bloop

  • At times, after each “bloop,” would come the sharp click of the bill as it rapidly opened and shut.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville

Word Origin and History for bloop

1931, from bloop (v.), 1926, a word from the early days of radio (see blooper). Related: Blooped; blooping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper