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
The numerical value of oops in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of oops in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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