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  1. a clumsy mistake: The directions look easy, but I still made one bloop after another.

  2. a howling sound or high-pitched hum, especially a signal of interference generated through a radio set.

  1. Baseball. blooper (def. 3a) (often used attributively): That was a perfect bloop single—hit right “where they ain’t!”

verb (used with object)
  1. to ruin; botch: They blooped another sales opportunity by pretending to know more about the product than they actually do.

  2. to make (a howling sound or high-pitched hum), especially as generated through a radio set: The noises they blooped over the radio were some seriously creepy signals.

  1. Baseball. to hit a blooper: He blooped that one into shallow right for a base hit.

Origin of bloop

First recorded in 1925–30; originally in reference to a high-pitched sound produced by interference in a radio signal; of expressive origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023