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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A clumsy mistake, especially one made in public; a faux pas.
  • n. Baseball A weakly hit ball that carries just beyond the infield.
  • n. Baseball A high pitch that is lobbed to the batter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An error.
  • n. A fly ball that is weakly hit just over the infielders.
  • n. A film or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing mistake and/or accident during the course of regular filming.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an embarrassing mistake

Etymologies

From bloop, a high-pitched howl on the radio caused by interference (of imitative origin), and imitative of the sound made by hitting a ball weakly.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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