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- n. Plural form of bloomer.
- n. Any of several forms of women’s divided garment for the lower body
- n. Women’s underpants with short legs; knickers or drawers
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- n. underpants worn by women
This anxiety over bloomers is evident in an 1889 article describing a women's athletic club.
A Sterling Cycle Works ad read, For Bloomers: Ladies who cycle in bloomers will find The Sterling the ideal Bicycle.
"I hate the phrase late bloomers ," our gawky heroine laments.
She clearly doesn't know that in English bloomers means big pants or mistakes.
This book will be in the new type with a fresh set of historiated 'bloomers' designed by C.R. ASHBEE. 250 copies.
Leech had a picture of "A Quiet Smoke" in _Punch_, which depicted five ladies in short wide skirts and "bloomers" in a tobacconist's shop, two smoking cigars and one a pipe, while "one of the inferior animals" behind the counter was selling tobacco.
The languid one commented upon the female fetich, the skirt, and condemned "bloomers," whereupon Glory declared that they were just charming, and being challenged (by a gentleman) for her reasons she said, "Because when a girl's got them on she feels as if she's an understudy for a man, and may even have a chance of playing the part itself in another and a better world."
We won't wear "bloomers," or make any attempt to imitate you in our dress, manners, or occupations; we will do nothing to offend the most fastidious, we will be women still.
Jetson's robot maid, the magazine says, while Bonham Carter, who says her favorite items of clothing is her "bloomers," is inspired by Vivienne Westwood and Marie Antoinette.
In 1848, "bloomers," a radical departure in women's clothing, were introduced to the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. They were named after Amelia Jenks
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