Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

oops

interjection \ˈ(w)u̇(ə)ps\

Simple Definition of oops

  • —used to express surprise or distress or to say in a mild way that you are sorry about having done or said something wrong

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oops

  1. —used typically to express mild apology, surprise, or dismay

1933

First Known Use of oops

1933

Variants of oops

or

whoops

also

woops

\ˈ(w)u̇(ə)ps\

Learn More about oops


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up oops? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a simplified speech bridging languages

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy frenetic melancholy philistine
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ