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See also: OOPS
A presumably 'natural' exclamation, only attested since 1921, possibly altered to (or from) whoops (attested since 1933). A shortening of whoops-a-daisy or oops-a-daisy, which in turn is a mispronunciation of ups-a-daisy.
- Acknowledging a minor mistake.
- Oops! I left the lid off the ketchup.
- Used sarcastically to acknowledge a major mistake.
- He accidentally shot his wife. Oops.
acknowledging a minor mistake
used sarcastically to acknowledge a major mistake
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