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blooper (n.)

"blunder," 1943, apparently first in theater, from American English baseball slang meaning "a fly ball in a high arc missed by the fielder" (1937) or else from the earlier sense "radio receiver that interferes with nearby sets" when a careless operator throws it into oscillation (1926), in which case it imitates the resulting sound (compare bloop).

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Definitions of blooper from WordNet

blooper (n.)
an embarrassing mistake;
Synonyms: blunder / bloomer / bungle / pratfall / foul-up / fuckup / flub / botch / boner / boo-boo
From wordnet.princeton.edu