Bloomer



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.
bloomers, (used with a plural verb)

loose trousers gathered at the knee, formerly worn by women as part of a gymnasium, riding, or other sports outfit.
women’s underpants of similar, but less bulky, design.
the trousers of a bloomer costume.
any of various women’s garments with full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge.

(of a woman’s garment) having full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge:
bloomer shorts.
a plant that blooms:
a night bloomer.
a person who develops skills, abilities, interests, etc., commensurate with his or her capacities:
a quiet, methodical child who became a late bloomer.
a foolish mistake; blunder.
Amelia Jenks
[jengks] /dʒɛŋks/ (Show IPA), 1818–94, U.S. social reformer and women’s-rights leader.
Contemporary Examples

The Great College Road Trip Nick Summers April 7, 2011

Historical Examples

Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2) Ida Husted Harper
Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales Bret Harte
History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) Various
Lands of the Slave and the Free Henry A. Murray
Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln

noun
a plant that flowers, esp in a specified way: a night bloomer
noun
(Brit, informal) a stupid mistake; blunder
noun
(Brit) a medium-sized loaf, baked on the sole of the oven, glazed and notched on top
n.

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