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Definition: Bloomers


n. Of Turkish origin. Traditionally, a waist to ankle undergarment, separated into pants and gathered at the ankle. Very popular in the 1920's. Amelia Bloomer introduced the Bloomer Dress in the 1870's. The style failed, but the name remained in reference to women's undergarments.

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katie225 katie225 10 years
yeah, all i think about when i hear the word "bloomers" is cheerleading. i'm now a coach, and the girls all call them "spankies" now, which really bugs me. they're bloomers, people, bloomers! considering the word spankies is so sexualized in nature, and these girls are 14-18, it really really bothers me. i also think of the little bloomers that come with baby clothes that cover their diapers. how cute! i babysit occasionally as well and see young girls (4-9 years old) who are very active with their little skirts and dresses on, and all i can think about is how they need to start making girls wear bloomers over their undies like they used to. btw, when i was really little, i used to wear my cheer bloomers to school under my skirts because i liked to flip upside down on the bars on the playground. i wish people would instill a little modesty in their daughters these days! /sorry for the rant. ;)
DulceKisses DulceKisses 10 years
I love them....
omgosh-dee omgosh-dee 10 years
i don't have any bloomers, but i think they are rather cute, i saw really pretty ones in forever 21 one day
alillee alillee 10 years
i liked my cheerleading bloomers! :)
vienvien vienvien 10 years
For me, bloomers are uncomfortable. Elastic garters on my very upper thighs and around near the ----
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