- Informal. an embarrassing mistake, as one spoken over the radio or TV.
- Radio. a receiving set that generates from its antenna radio-frequency signals that interfere with other nearby receivers.
- Also bloop. Baseball.
- Also called looper.a fly ball that carries just beyond the infield.
- a pitched ball with backspin, describing a high arc in flight.
Origin of blooper
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Examples from the Web for blooper
No one was harmed during the filming, but judging by the blooper reel at the end, there were a lot of respawns.Viral Video of the Day: Terminator 2, Grand Theft Auto V Style
June 6, 2014
Palin-Tebow blooper and parody videos are as inextricable from YouTube as salmon is from Alaskan streams.Why Tim Tebow Is the Sarah Palin of Football
January 14, 2012
- informal, mainly US and Canadian a blunder; bloomer; stupid mistake
Word Origin and History for blooper
"blunder," 1943, apparently first in theater, from American English baseball slang meaning "a fly ball in a high arc missed by the fielder" (1937) or else from the earlier sense "radio receiver that interferes with nearby sets" when a careless operator throws it into oscillation (1926), in which case it imitates the resulting sound.