Definition of oo-er in English:

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Pronunciation: /uːˈəː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


Expressing surprise or alarm.
Example sentences
  • I've been spending a lot of time on there and I think some of it has rubbed off (oo-er!).
  • I'm trying to persuade Truth Decay to get back together for a gig so we can play with them (oo-er!).
  • Believe me, she has three strapping lads, all in their mid twenties, much bigger than I am and none of them dare to give their mum any lip (Rather like the Krays - oo-er).


Early 20th century: from the interjections ooh and er.

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