oops

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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]

oops

  1. Acknowledging a minor mistake.
    Oops! I left the lid off the ketchup.
  2. Used sarcastically to acknowledge a major mistake.
    I just stood on dog poo! Oops!
    I just ran over a squirrel. Oops!
    Oops, I didn't see you there.

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