whoops

[ hwoo ps, hwoops, woo ps, woops ]
/ ʰwʊps, ʰwups, wʊps, wups /

interjection

(used to express surprise, mild embarrassment, etc., or as a casual apology.)

Origin of whoops

whoop + -s as in oops

Definition for whoops (2 of 2)

Origin of whoop

1350–1400; Middle English whopen, Old English hwōpan to threaten; cognate with Gothic hwopan to boast
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British Dictionary definitions for whoops (1 of 2)

whoops
/ (wʊps) /

interjection

an exclamation of surprise, as when a person falls over, or of apology

British Dictionary definitions for whoops (2 of 2)

whoop
/ (wuːp) /

verb

noun

See also whoops

Word Origin for whoop

C14: of imitative origin
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Medicine definitions for whoops

whoop
[ hōōp, wōōp ]

n.

The paroxysmal gasp characteristic of whooping cough.
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