Definition of bloomers noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbluːməz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbluːmərz//
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  1. 1(informal) an old-fashioned piece of women’s underwear like long loose underpants
  2. 2short loose trousers/pants that fit tightly at the knee, worn in the past by women for games, riding bicycles, etc. a pair of bloomers
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: named after Mrs Amelia J. Bloomer (1818–94), an American social reformer who advocated a similar garment.
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