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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
late developer/bloomer
▪ Although a late developer, it began to take on the size and conformation of an excellent Clydesdale stallion.
▪ He was bright, but a late developer.
▪ He was what you'd call a late developer.
▪ I suppose you could say I was a something of a late developer in two out of three.
▪ The latest developer claims to have carried out extensive research into the feasibility of providing medical treatment in Darlington.
▪ A bee in her butt, a burr in her bloomers.
▪ He parodied my groping stumble across the stage to the podium and gathered up the skirt to reveal hairy legs and bloomers.
▪ Over the course of the year, Farnham learned how to shingle a roof, wear bloomers, and repair a fence.
▪ The first thought that came to me was that I hadn't got my clean bloomers on.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bloomer \Bloom"er\, n. [From Mrs. Bloomer, an American, who sought to introduce this style of dress.]

  1. A costume for women, consisting of a short dress, with loose trousers gathered round ankles, and (commonly) a broad-brimmed hat.

  2. A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1730, agent noun from bloom (v.).


Etymology 1 n. An ironworker. Etymology 2

n. 1 A circular loaf of white bread. 2 A blooming flower. 3 One who blooms, matures, or develops. Etymology 3

n. 1 (context historical English) A costume for women, consisting of a short dress with loose trousers gathered around the ankles, and often a broad-brimmed hat. 2 (context historical English) A woman who wears a Bloomer costume. Etymology 4

n. bloomers

  1. n. a flower that blooms in a particular way; "a night bloomer"

  2. an embarrassing mistake [syn: blunder, blooper, bungle, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo]

Bloomer, WI -- U.S. city in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 3347
Housing Units (2000): 1487
Land area (2000): 2.686122 sq. miles (6.957023 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.059718 sq. miles (0.154668 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.745840 sq. miles (7.111691 sq. km)
FIPS code: 08225
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 45.102171 N, 91.491767 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 54724
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Bloomer, WI

Bloomer may refer to:

  • Bloomer, a type of loaf of bread - a crusty loaf with rounded ends, and typically with several parallel diagonal slashes across its top
  • Bloomers (clothing), a type of clothing for women
  • LNWR Bloomer Class, an early British railway locomotive
  • Bloomer potato, a potato variety
Bloomer (surname)

Bloomer is a surname. It may refer to:

  • Amelia Bloomer (1818–1894), American political activist
  • Ariel Bloomer (born 1989), American singer
  • Asa S. Bloomer (1891–1963), American politician
  • Boaz Bloomer (1801–1874), British businessman
  • Daphne Bloomer (born 1973), American actress
  • Harold Bloomer (1902–1965), American fencer
  • James Bloomer (1880–1963), American football player
  • John H. Bloomer (1930–1995), American politician
  • Kent Bloomer (born 1935), American sculptor
  • Matthew Bloomer (born 1978), British football player
  • Millard Bloomer (1899–1974), American fencer
  • Raymond Bloomer (1897–1982), American actor
  • Robert A. Bloomer (1921–1999), American politician
  • Steve Bloomer (1874–1938), British football player
  • Thomas Bloomer (1894–1984), Irish bishop

Usage examples of "bloomer".

She had never much favored the rather risque costume for women espoused by Amanda Bloomer, but she had asked Jason for permission to order one on the chance that she might need it, and it was proving invaluable today.

University Chapel, she was attired in a scandalous Bloomer outfit, on her hands and knees in a barren, slate-floored room, chalking diagrams she had a notion her old minister would have considered blasphemous on the floor.

The day, I mean, when Bloomer took me into the country, and Tuck so far forgave my rudeness to him as to come with us to carry the basket.

I can only see one bloomer leg and a hank of hair, but that is enough to recognize my soul mate by.

I just figured it would take experience to pick a bloomer as bad as this one.

Although I harbor great admiration for Amelia Bloomer, those remarkable garments are somewhat extreme.

Miss Bloomer, having lost her mother in early life, and her father being devoted to the chase, pedestrianism, and other athletic sports congenial to most country gentlemen, the young lady, his only child, had ample scope for indulging her inclinations.

A few days afterwards the woman returned the soldier his ring, now charmed, with instructions to endeavour to get Miss Bloomer to wear it, though but for a few minutes.

Arthur Johnstone had celebrated in Latin verse, and regarding which Thomas the Rhymer had uttered prophecies, Campbell, unnoticed, followed Miss Bloomer, in the hope that fortune would favour him some day.

Miss Bloomer retired to rest, or rather to bed, for during the night she was restless, tossing from side to side like one in delirium.

Before three short months had passed, Sergeant Campbell and Miss Bloomer observed more than once the finger of scorn pointed at them.

Before Captain Bloomer received the letter, the last spark of anger in his breast had given place to paternal anxiety.

He preferred to pretend that was simply a late bloomer, but he carefully hid, child from the world.

Not for the first time, she wished she did not have to wear the silly thingbut she was not the kind of wild and rebellious woman who would shed her skirts and corsets for a vest and bloomers, and stride off to march in a suffragette parade.

She moved back a little further, dusted her hands on the canvas Bloomers, and turned to leave the room.