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 ?
I did wish the fool would think to beat a tin pan, and beat it all the time, but he never did, and it was the still places between the whoops that was making the trouble for me.
They had encamped one night on the banks of a small stream, which came down from the Wind River Mountains, when about midnight, a band of Indians burst upon their camp, with horrible yells and whoops, and a discharge of guns and arrows.
Stuart, who had heard the war- whoop, hastened to the scene of action with Ben Jones, and seven others of the men.
The weather growing still more opaque, it was agreed between myself and the other second that before giving the fatal signal we should each deliver a loud whoop to enable the combatants to ascertain each other's whereabouts.