Pronunciation: (blOO'mur),[key] —n. 1. a costume for women, advocated about 1850 by Amelia Jenks Bloomer, consisting of a short skirt, loose trousers gathered and buttoned at the ankle, and often a coat and a wide hat.
2. bloomers,(used with a pl. v.) a. loose trousers gathered at the knee, formerly worn by women as part of a gymnasium, riding, or other sports outfit.
b. women's underpants of similar, but less bulky, design.
c. the trousers of a bloomer costume.
d. any of various women's garments with full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge.
—adj. (of a woman's garment) having full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge: bloomer shorts.
Pronunciation: (blOO'mur),[key] —n. 1. a plant that blooms: a night bloomer. 2. a person who develops skills, abilities, interests, etc., commensurate with his or her capacities: a quiet, methodical child who became a late bloomer.
Pronunciation: (blOO'mur),[key] —n. a foolish mistake; blunder.
Pronunciation: (blOO'mur),[key] —n. Amelia Jenks Pronunciation: ( jengks),[key] 1818–94, U.S. social reformer and women's-rights leader.