[ bloop ]
/ blup /
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
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Examples from the Web for 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