uh-oh

interjection
\ ˈə-ˌō , usually with strong glottal stops before the vowels \

Definition of uh-oh 

used to indicate dismay or concern

First Known Use of uh-oh

1925, in the meaning defined above

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uh-oh

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of uh-oh

—used when you realize that you are in a bad situation, that you have made a mistake, etc.

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