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Topic: BASEBALL

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: bloop 'unpleasant sound' (1900-2000), from the sound

blooper

noun
     
bloop‧er [countable] American English
1 an embarrassing mistake that you make in front of other people [= bloomer British English]
2DSB a ball in baseball that is high and slow and easy to catch or hit
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