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whoops

[ hwoops, hwoops, woops, woops ]
/ ʰwʊps, ʰwups, wʊps, wups /
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interjection

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

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Sometimes woops [woops, woops] /wʊps, wups/ .

Origin of whoops

whoop + -s as in oops
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British Dictionary definitions for whoops

whoops
/ (wʊps) /

interjection

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