Athletic underpants worn by cheerleaders (and others, such as dancers and tennis players) underneath their skirts to cover their panties. Bloomers come in a wide variety of colors to match the rest of the uniform. They usually come in one of two styles--regular briefs (with a high-cut leg opening) or boy-cut briefs. Some cheer squads like to show their spirit by wearing sparkly bloomers or bloomers with some type of logo imprinted on the butt. Bloomers are also called spankies
, lolipops, briefs, or tights.
As the cheerleader leaned over to pick up her pom-poms, she accidentally flashed her bloomers to the crowd.