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oops

[ oops, oops ]
/ ʊps, ups /
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interjection
(used to express mild dismay, chagrin, surprise, etc., as at one's own mistake, a clumsy act, or social blunder.)
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Origin of oops

First recorded in 1925–30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for oops

oops
/ (ʊps, uːps) /

interjection
an exclamation of surprise or of apology as when someone drops something or makes a mistake
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