One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Hit or kick (something) hard and wildly.‘he blootered the ball over the bar’
kick, punt, bunt, strike with the foot, tapView synonyms
- ‘A ball played in by Neil Janczyk rolled through legs and under feet before arriving at Andy Webster, who blootered a low shot into the net from close range.’
- ‘Compare and contrast three hours on the course and the time and space to think about every shot in your bag with half an hour on the range blootering a bucket of balls into the middle distance.’
- ‘Young subalterns would, apparently, signal the start of an advance by nipping up from the trench and blootering the ball at the enemy lines.’
- ‘As the support and every other onlooker held their breath, it was Wilkie who blootered it clear before the Dutchmen could pounce.’
- ‘The ball was blootered in the air so often in the initial stages it was surprising not to hear it squealing in agony.’
- ‘We get the ball, a couple of passes and we blooter it up the park.’
- ‘I can remember, instant by instant, my feelings as Tom Boyd emerged from defence with the ball, the increasing anxiety of the crowd as they implored him to blooter it anywhere.’
- ‘‘You can run at someone and blooter them,’ enthuses Scotland's most capped winger, Kenny Logan.’
- ‘He wasn't impressed by goalkicks being blootered up the park, immediately ceding possession to opponents, but he was less effusive about Scotland's physicality.’
- ‘This time he blootered the ball high and wide of the target.’
1980s: earlier senses include ‘blunder’ and ‘talk foolishly’, but ultimately of unknown origin.
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