Definitions for oopsʊps, ups
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oops
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(used as an exclamation of mild dismay or chagrin, as at one's own mistake or blunder.)
Origin of oops:
1925–30; orig. uncert.
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
indicates you realize you have made a small mistake
Oops, I deleted the wrong paragraph.
Acknowledging a minor mistake.
Oops! I left the lid off the ketchup.
Used sarcastically to acknowledge a major mistake.
Origin: A presumably 'natural' exclamation, only attested since 1933, possibly altered to (or from) whoops (attested since 1933)
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Rank popularity for the word 'oops' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3854
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