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)

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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


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