English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
A presumably 'natural' exclamation, only attested since 1933, possibly altered to (or from)
whoops (attested since 1933)
Pronunciation [ edit ]
Interjection [ edit ]
Acknowledging a minor
Oops! I left the lid off the ketchup. Used sarcastically to acknowledge a
I just stepped on dog poo! Oops!
Oops, I didn't see you there.
Oops,... I locked my car keys inside the car.
Synonyms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
acknowledging a minor mistake
哎呀 ( (zh) āiyā, āiyá) Czech:
, ups hovsa Dutch:
oeps , (nl) oei , (nl) ai , (nl) amaai ( Belgian Dutch expression ) Finnish:
, ups oho (fi) French:
oups , (fr) houp! (fr) Georgian:
( უი ui), ( ვაი vai), ( უფს ups) German:
ups , (de) huch (de) Hebrew:
אופס ( (he) oops) Hungarian:
, úps , úbbs æj Japanese:
おっと ( (ja) otto), ( しまった shimatta), ( あら ara), おや ( (ja) oya) Malay:
, yíh , wah waháá Polish:
oj , (pl) ups (pl) Portuguese:
opa , (pt) ops Russian:
ой ( (ru) oj), упс ( (ru) ups) ( neologism , ) ох ( (ru) ox) Serbo-Croatian:
, ups , jao ( slang, from english "shit" ) šit (sh) Spanish:
ops (es) Swedish:
used sarcastically to acknowledge a major mistake
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oops ( third-person singular simple present , oopses present participle , oopsing simple past and past participle ) oopsed
( intransitive , colloquial ) To make a mistake; to blunder.
Anagrams [ edit ]