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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun informal An error.
  • noun baseball, slang, 1800s A fly ball that is weakly hit just over the infielders.
  • noun informal A film or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing mistake and/or accident during the course of regular filming.

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  • noun an embarrassing mistake

Etymologies

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

[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.]

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