oops

[oops, oops]
interjection
(used to express mild dismay, chagrin, surprise, etc., as at one's own mistake, a clumsy act, or social blunder.)

Origin:
1925–30; origin uncertain

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oops (ʊps, uːps)
 
interj
an exclamation of surprise or of apology as when someone drops something or makes a mistake

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oops
"a natural exclamation" [OED] of surprise at doing something awkward, but only attested from 1933.
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OOPS definition


"OOPS: A Knowledge Representation Language", D. Vermeir, Proc 19th Intl Hawaii Conf on System Sciences, IEEE (Jan 1986) pp.156-157.

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Example sentences
Oops, sorry for my preceding post to you intended for another forum that got mistakenly posted by me here.
Oops, didn't see your parenthetical about how the neutrinos did arrive faster.
Oops, not discipline, each area generally goes with its own format.
The oops moment is when you apply for the loan or credit card and find out you have to pay a fee in advance.
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