Definition of whoops in English:


Line breaks: whoops
Pronunciation: /wʊps
(also whoops-a-daisy)


  • Expressing mild dismay or regret (used when someone has had an accident or made a mistake): Whoops! I nearly dropped it
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    • I'm walking along, carrying Jackson, and then whoops!
    • That was the consensus on the left - until, whoops!
    • At the time, I took a lot of criticism by people saying it's not happening to any of us - and whoops!


1920s: probably an alteration of upsy-daisy; compare with oops.

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