Oops meaning

o͝ops
Used to express acknowledgment of a minor accident, blunder, or mistake.
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Used sarcastically to acknowledge a major mistake.

I just stood on dog poo! Oops!

I just ran over a squirrel. Oops!

Oops, I didn't see you there.

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Used to express sudden or surprised dismay, or, sometimes, implied apology, after one has blundered, tripped, broken something, misspoken, etc.
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(1) (oops) See undo and ohnosecond.
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Acknowledging a minor mistake.

Oops! I left the lid off the ketchup.

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Object-oriented programming system.
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Origin of oops

  • A presumably 'natural' exclamation, only attested since 1933, possibly altered to (from) whoops (attested since 1933)

    From Wiktionary