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An exclamation of surprise, dismay, apology, etc, esp when one has done something awkward: Mr Belve, oops, I mean Webb, is ecstatic (1933+)noun
(also oops up) To vomit; barf (1980s+)
[echoic, fr the involuntary lip-rounding and expulsion of breath that accompany a regrettable mistake, and from an approximation of the sound of vomiting]
"OOPS: A Knowledge Representation Language", D. Vermeir, Proc 19th Intl Hawaii Conf on System Sciences, IEEE (Jan 1986) pp.156-157.