whoops


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whoops

 (wo͝ops, hwo͝ops, wo͞ops, hwo͞ops) also woops (wo͝ops, wo͞ops)
interj.
Used to express apology or mild surprise.

whoops

,

woops

or

whoops-a-daisy

interj
an exclamation of surprise, as when a person falls over, or of apology

whoops


(hwo͝ops, hwo̅o̅ps, wo͝ops, wo̅o̅ps),
interj.
Translations

whoops

[wuːps] EXCL¡epa!, ¡lep!

whoops

hwʊps] excl (also whoops-a-daisy) → oups!, houp-là!

whoops

interjhoppla, huch, hups

whoops

[wuːps] excl (also whoops-a-daisy!) (avoiding fall) → ops!
References in classic literature ?
The little cabarets and sutlers' shops along the bay resounded with the scraping of fiddles, with snatches of old French songs, with Indian whoops and yells, while every plumed and feathered vagabond had his troop of loving cousins and comrades at his heels.
If that pack ever starts to jump you, them three cartridges'd be wuth no more'n three whoops in hell.
The clang of blows, the cries of the stricken, the short, deep shout of the islanders, and the fierce whoops of the rovers, rose together in a deafening tumult, while the breath of the panting men went up in the wintry air like the smoke from a furnace.