\ ˈ(w)u̇(ə)ps How to pronounce oops (audio) \
variants: or \ ˈ(w)u̇(ə)ps How to pronounce oops (audio) \ or less commonly woops \ ˈ(w)u̇(ə)ps How to pronounce oops (audio) \

Definition of oops

used typically to express mild apology, surprise, or dismay

Examples of oops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before anybody gets carried away here — oops, too late? Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Oct. 2020 That gives Facebook and Oculus a great opportunity to announce in the very near future that—oops, whaddya know—they've stopped producing all existing hardware. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 20 Aug. 2020 Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, and Jessica Biel Casually Broke into a House While on Vacation Uh, oops? Bridget Dufour, Marie Claire, 26 July 2017 Only three even had the Cavs in the Finals, the same as had -- oops -- Toronto. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, 8 May 2017 Oops. Melinda Henneberger is a Star opinion page writer. Melinda Henneberger, kansascity, 12 May 2017 The expansion comes as a result of Chocolate Lab’s neighboring business not paying its taxes (oops!). Allyson Reedy, The Know, 26 Apr. 2017 The main character is a fun horse that continues to live at the end of the story (oops, spoiler alert!). Karen Chee, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of oops

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Oops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oops. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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