Meaning of blooter in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbluːtə/


[with object] informal Scottish
  • Hit or kick (something) hard and wildly.

    • ‘he blootered the ball over the bar’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This time he blootered the ball high and wide of the target.’
    • ‘Young subalterns would, apparently, signal the start of an advance by nipping up from the trench and blootering the ball at the enemy lines.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘You can run at someone and blooter them,’ enthuses Scotland's most capped winger, Kenny Logan.’
    • ‘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.’
    kick, punt, bunt, strike with the foot, tap


informal Scottish
  • 1A forceful kick or strike of something, especially a ball.

    • ‘Thomas beat the keeper with a blooter from inside the box’
  • 2A foolish or blundering person.


Early 17th century (in blooter (sense 2 of the noun)): of unknown origin.