Amelia jenks bloomer

amelia jenks
[jengks] /dʒɛŋks/ (show ipa), 1818–94, u.s. social reformer and women’s-rights leader.
a plant that flowers, esp in a specified way: a night bloomer
(brit, informal) a stupid mistake; blunder
(brit) a medium-sized loaf, baked on the sole of the oven, glazed and notched on top

1730, agent noun from bloom (v.).


a blunder; b-n-r, goof: a ”bloomer” by truman and marshall about a grave that was not there/ this dictionary, i’m afraid, is scarcely free of bloomers

[australian 1880s+; fr the phrase ”a blooming error”]

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