bloomers 1851, named for U.S. feminist reformer Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894), who promoted them. The surname is attested from c.1200, said to mean lit. "iron-worker," from O.E. bloma (see BLOOM (Cf. bloom) (n.2)).

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  • Bloomers — (Сальта,Аргентина) Категория отеля: Адрес: Vicente Lopez 129, 4400 Сальта, Аргентина …   Каталог отелей

  • Bloomers — may refer to: * Bloomers (clothing), the undergarment named after Amelia Bloomer. * Bloomers (TV series), the 1979 BBC sitcom by James Saunders, starring Richard Beckinsale …   Wikipedia

  • Bloomers —    Bloomers were designed, in 1850, by Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Miller, who also was the first to wear them. But this garment got its biggest impetus and its name from Amelia Bloomer, who dressed frequently in this attire and was its most consistent… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Bloomers — (spr. bluhmers), eine Art Pumphosen für Frauen (Reformtracht), benannt nach der Amerikanerin Amalia Bloomer (um 1850) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bloomers — ● bloomers nom masculin pluriel (de Bloomer, nom propre) Culotte bouffante resserrée en haut des cuisses …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bloomers — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) women s loose fitting knee length knickers. 2) historical women s loose fitting trousers, gathered at the knee or ankle. ORIGIN named after Mrs Amelia J. Bloomer (1818 94), an American social reformer who advocated a similar… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bloomers — Bloomer Kostüm Karikatur von 1851 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bloomers — {{#}}{{LM B05548}}{{〓}} {{[}}bloomers{{]}} {{■}}(ing.){{□}} {{《}}▍{{》}} {{♂}}En zonas del español meridional,{{♀}} braga: • Tengo que ir a comprar bloomers para mi hija.{{○}} {{★}}{{\}}PRONUNCIACIÓN:{{/}} [blúmers].… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • bloomers — ▪ clothing  lower part of a “rational dress” for women advocated by Amelia Jenks Bloomer (Bloomer, Amelia Jenks) (q.v.) in 1850. The entire costume consisted of a short jacket, a skirt extending below the knee, and the bloomers, or loose… …   Universalium

  • bloomers — [[t]blu͟ːmə(r)z[/t]] N PLURAL: also a pair of N Bloomers are an old fashioned kind of women s underwear which consists of wide, loose trousers gathered at the knees …   English dictionary

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