oops

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Word of the Day
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oops

Pronunciation /uːps/ /ʊps/
exclamation
informal
Used to show recognition of a mistake or minor accident, often as part of an apology.

Origin
Natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the 1930s.

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One word, in the middle of an operation, you do not want to hear a surgeon say, “Oops!”

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