What does oops mean?

Definitions for oopsʊps, ups

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word oops.


  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)

Suggested Resources

  1. OOPS

    What does OOPS stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the OOPS acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oops in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oops in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fairfax County Police Department:

    Our officers tried to pull a man over. He sped off, then got out of his car to escape, but forgot to put it in park, oops. He got hit by his own car.

Images & Illustrations of oops

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