blooper

[ bloo-per ]
/ ˈblu pər /

noun

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.
  1. Also called looper. a fly ball that carries just beyond the infield.
  2. a pitched ball with backspin, describing a high arc in flight.

Origin of blooper

1925–30; bloop + -er1, orig. in reference to a radio receiver that emits bloops
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blooper

/ (ˈbluːpə) /

noun

informal, mainly US and Canadian a blunder; bloomer; stupid mistake

Word Origin for blooper

C20: from bloop (imitative of an embarrassing sound) + -er 1
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