bloomer bloomer  /b ˈlu mər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a flower that blooms in a particular way
  2. (n) an embarrassing mistake

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A late bloomer invented the instant noodles that fueled the Asian Miracle.
  2. I was a late bloomer.
  3. Like everyone else, Stoppard embraced the Beatles and Rolling Stones when they came along, but he admits to being a late bloomer when it came to Pink Floyd.

News

  1. BH-BL sprinter Shomari Ingram to run at Queens College of Charlotte

    BURNT HILLS — Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake sprinter Shomari Ingram is a late bloomer when it comes to his track career, but his fleet feet have landed him the opportunity to run at Division II Queens College of Charlotte.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Community News

  2. Elevator Pitch: Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Ventures

    For Father's Day, this week's edition of Elevator Pitch features Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners. Kurzweil was just 28 when he broke into venture capital five years ago, and he's since led the venerable firm's investments in such high-profile startups as Playdom, Twitch.tv , Reputation.com and Piazza. His father, Ray, was also an early bloomer: As a high schooler in the 1960s, he was ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Bloomer community helps family recover after fire

    A Chippewa County community quickly came together to help a local family who lost their home to a devastating fire. More than a hundred people showed up in Bloomer Saturday to support a couple and their boy who lost all of their belongings in a blaze last weekend.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WEAU Eau Claire

Quotes

  1. "I can't force winning a major or anything else. But you know what, my mindset is maybe I'm a late bloomer," Verplank said. "I was a very early bloomer. I was probably top-10 player in the world when I was 21 years old when I won the Western...
    on Aug 11, 2007 By: Scott Verplank Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. "I remember back in the early '70s when I had a disastrous Grand Prix, my wife, Lynn, said to me, 'Don't worry, you're going to be a late bloomer.' That's what she said to me and I've always held that thought," said Millar. "And so the...
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Ian Millar Source: CBC.ca

  3. "I'm a late bloomer," a 66-year-old McCourt told the New York Times shortly after publication of "Angela's Ashes" in 1996.
    on Jul 19, 2009 By: Frank McCourt Source: Los Angeles Times

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