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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.
"Brown skeletons of leaves that lag My forest-brook along; When the ivy-tod is heavy with snow, And the owlet whoops to the wolf below, That eats the she-wolf's young."
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.
Whoop! Thlirteen clome too soonee, but allight; him finee, perfec' man.
Stuart, who had heard the war- whoop, hastened to the scene of action with Ben Jones, and seven others of the men.
Ho!" he whooped after me, and I turned and fled swiftly over the hill.
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.
Should it please God that we must give battle for the scalps, trust to the experience of men who know the ways of the savages, and who are not often backward when the war- whoop is howled."
This gave him many friends--all of whom he had gotten together into the "War Whoop League," whose clubhouse you might see just outside of the yards.
I felt my breath going, for I was quite out of training; it whooped as I drew it, and I felt a pain like a knife at my side.