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whoops

Syllabification: whoops
Pronunciation: /wo͞ops
 
, wo͝ops/

Definition of whoops in English:

exclamation

informal
Another term for oops.
Example sentences
  • 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!

Origin

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

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