bloomer

Primary Meanings of bloomer

1.
n
a flower that blooms in a particular way
2.
n
an embarrassing mistake
Full Definitions of bloomer
1

n a flower that blooms in a particular way

“a night bloomer
Type of:
flower
a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
2

n an embarrassing mistake

Synonyms:
blooper, blunder, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall
Types:
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bobble
the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball
spectacle
a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull
a serious and ludicrous blunder
fumble, muff
(sports) dropping the ball
fluff
a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, gaucherie, slip, solecism
a socially awkward or tactless act
howler
a glaring blunder
clanger
a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate
misstep, stumble, trip, trip-up
an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
Type of:
error, fault, mistake
a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

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