from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plant that blooms.
- n. A person who attains full maturity and competence: a late bloomer.
- n. Slang A blunder.
- n. A costume formerly worn by women and girls that was composed of loose trousers gathered about the ankles and worn under a short skirt.
- n. Wide, loose trousers gathered at the knee and formerly worn by women and girls as an athletic costume.
- n. Girls' underpants of similar design.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ironworker.
- n. A circular loaf of white bread.
- n. A blooming flower.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A costume for women, consisting of a short dress, with loose trousers gathered round ankles, and (commonly) a broad-brimmed hat.
- n. A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant which blooms.
- Having the character of the style of female dress introduced by Mrs. Bloomer of New York in 1849-50: as, a bloomer costume; a bloomer hat.
- n. A dress or costume for women, the distinctive features of which are a short skirt, loose trousers buttoned round the ankle, and a broad-brimmed, low-crowned hat. Specifically
- n. A bloomer hat.
- n. plural The articles composing a bloomer costume: as, to be dressed in bloomers.
- n. A woman who assumes such a dress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flower that blooms in a particular way
- n. an embarrassing mistake
After Amelia Jenks Bloomer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the word bloom, for an iron ingot, from the Old English word blōma. (Wiktionary)
to bloom + -er. (Wiktionary)