Oops Definition

o͝ops
interjection
Used to express sudden or surprised dismay, or, sometimes, implied apology, after one has blundered, tripped, broken something, misspoken, etc.
Webster's New World
Used to express acknowledgment of a minor accident, blunder, or mistake.
American Heritage
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abbreviation

Object-oriented programming system.

Wiktionary
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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

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