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Blooper vs Blooter - What's the difference?

blooper | blooter |

As nouns the difference between blooper and blooter

is that blooper is (informal) an error while blooter is a babbler, a bumbling idiot, a fool.

As a verb blooter is

(slang) to do poor work, to botch (a job).




(en noun)
  • (informal) An error.
  • A fly ball that is weakly hit just over the infielders.
  • (informal) A film or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing mistake and/or accident during the course of regular filming.
  • (nautical) A kind of sail, a spanker.
  • Synonyms

    * (error) blunder, boo-boo, faux pas, fluff, gaffe, lapse, mistake, slip, stumble, thinko * (baseball) banjo hit, Texas leaguer * (an edited-out video/audio fragment containing a funny error) gag reel * See also





    Alternative forms

    * bluiter (archaic)


    (en noun)
  • A babbler, a bumbling idiot, a fool.
  • * 1627 , Alexander Montgomerie, Poems :
  • A bluiter buskit lyk a belly blind.
  • * 1907 , Neil Munro, Daft Days :
  • ‘Oh, to the devil wi' ye!’ said Wanton Wully, sweating with vexation. ‘Of all the senseless bells! A big, boss bluiter ! I canna compel nor coax ye!’
  • * 1999 July 13, in the Glasgow Daily Record :
  • Women go into pubs... to enjoy a quiet drink with friends. And any halitosis-ridden, hand-wandering blooter who thinks otherwise could find himself stuck up his own optic.
  • (slang) A kick of a ball which is hard and, often, also wild.
  • * 2002 December 23, in the Daily Mail :
  • He of the fabulous long-range shot or the useless blooter professes to love everything about Rangers.
  • (slang) A ball kicked in such a way.
  • (slang, Scottish) An unattractive woman.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (slang) To do poor work, to botch (a job).
  • * 1996 , M. Munro, Complete Patter :
  • There's no way that hoose could be painted right in wan day; they must've blootered it.
  • To talk foolishly, to babble.
  • * 1913 , J. Service, The Memorables of Robin Cummell :
  • Jamie at last bluitered oot [em] ‘I-I-I was up the water, sir, fellin' a deid dowg!’
  • To shriek, to cry in a shrill manner.
  • * 1793 , R. Brown, Carlop Green :
  • The whaup, frae the south, that bluiters
    In the bogs, like a soo.
  • (slang) To kick a ball in a hard and usually wild manner.
  • * 2001 August 19, Glasgow Sunday Herald :
  • We'd blooter the ball into the terracing.
  • (slang) To smash; to bludgeon.
  • * 1990 , J. Byrne, Your Cheatin' Heart :
  • A hauf-inch closer an' that wis me... brains blootered aw err the tarmac.