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whoops

 (wo͝ops, hwo͝ops, wo͞ops, hwo͞ops) also woops (wo͝ops, wo͞ops)
interj.
Used to express apology or mild surprise.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

whoops

,

woops

or

whoops-a-daisy

interj
an exclamation of surprise, as when a person falls over, or of apology
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

whoops


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

whoops

[wuːps] EXCL¡epa!, ¡lep!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

whoops

hwʊps] excl (also whoops-a-daisy) → oups!, houp-là!
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

whoops

interjhoppla, huch, hups
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

whoops

[wuːps] excl (also whoops-a-daisy!) (avoiding fall) → ops!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
He is a classic example of the 'whoops-a-daisy' syndrome which sometimes gets him into trouble.
Primary one to three pupils treated audiences ATTHORNHILL Community Hall to a special production of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel.
even the whoops-a-daisy scrimmage of my favorite decaying memories: Gee,
Brolllies at the ready Full Story -Page 2 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2015 PRINT/WEB/TABLET/MOBILE 49,491 70p PART TWO NATIVITY2015 The final section of our two-part special supplement features dozens of pictures from 27 schools Their first Christmas CHRISTMASShowing they are |shining stars are children from Early Years at Meltham Moor Primary School during their performance of Whoops-a-daisy Angel.
A cordon was placed around Whoops-a-Daisy in Kings Heath just after 9.20am yesterday while forensic tests were carried out on the package.
It doesn't taste at all strong - and then, whoa, whoops-a-daisy!" she added.
Already we have had Tory MEPs falling off the Brussels gravy train with a loud "Whoops-a-daisy" and hundreds of thousands of euros falling out of their bulging pockets, while Tory chairman Caroline Spelman is said to have used her parliamentary expenses to pay her nanny, and is clinging on to her job by her fingernails.
The Tories have suffered a number of "whoops-a-daisy" moments recently.
Philip Bushill-Matthews (Con West Midlands) will replace Giles Chichester, who resigned after admitting paying pounds 400,000 from expenses to a family firm, in what he called a "whoops-a-daisy" error.
Still I suppose the MEPs, in between picking up their pounds 250,000 each, employing their wives and, whoops-a-daisy, funnelling large sums into their own and their relatives' pockets, feel they've got to do something with their time.