Definitions for oopsʊps, ups

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oopsʊps, ups(interj.)

  1. (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

  1. oops(interjection)ʊps, ups

    indicates you realize you have made a small mistake

    Oops, I deleted the wrong paragraph.


  1. oops(Interjection)

    Acknowledging a minor mistake.

    Oops! I left the lid off the ketchup.

  2. oops(Interjection)

    Used sarcastically to acknowledge a major mistake.

  3. Origin: A presumably 'natural' exclamation, only attested since 1933, possibly altered to (or from) whoops (attested since 1933)


  1. Oops (Oh My)

    "Oops (Oh My)" is a song by American R&B-soul singer–songwriter Tweet, featuring American rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. It was written by Tweet and Elliott and produced by Timbaland for Tweet's debut album, Southern Hummingbird. Released as the album's lead single in February 2002, the song received large airplay from U.S. and UK radios, becoming a top ten hit in both countries. Remixes of the song feature rappers Bubba Sparxxx and Fabolous.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'oops' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3854


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