Used to show recognition of a mistake or minor accident, often as part of an apology: “Oops! I’m sorry. I just made you miss your bus.”
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- Apparently I had dialed the phone number of the local police station by mistake, oops.
- The difference is, when the government does something, it has to get it right, because it's only going to do it once - only oops!
- She is one of those show-off, marathon-running types of people… oops!
Natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the 1930s.
Words that rhyme with oopswhoops
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