Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express apology or mild surprise.

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  • interj. Oops.
  • n. Plural form of whoop.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of whoop.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Seattle Westin whoops; the Bowling Green civic center sighs.

    Election 2010: A walk on the mild side of victory (or defeat) parties

  • The East Room erupted in whoops and hollers after a handful of solemn-looking youngsters from an arts program in Hartford, Conn., carefully took the stage and then burst forth as a jazz combo performing with tap dancers.

    First Lady Honors Arts Programs For At-Risk Youth

  • I hope this plan fails and congress grows a brain .... whoops-need to add the Obama media to the brain comment also ...

    House Democrats agree on health-care position, chairman says

  • And as seven beefcakes, including two from New York and one from Indonesia, strutted onto an outdoor stage, a crowd of hundreds erupted in whoops and hollers before awarding the hottest body title to a strapping, six-foot-tall Shanghainese who went by the name Grant.

    Sunday Reading

  • He sings something else and then says 'whoops' - there's laughter from the others. (thanks to Matt Schofield for this)

    Winin' Boy Blues

  • #2 Isn't there a whole raft of crimes that those responsible for the records could be charged with - multiple government agencies saying "whoops" - no files here - I'm quite sure that there are plenty of people in these agencies who know what their bosses did with the records

    BuzzFlash.net: published

  • The average cost overrun for a reactor approached 300\%; the Washington Public Power Supply System-known as "whoops" - walked away from three plants mid-construction, triggering the largest municipal bond default in U.S.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The average cost overrun for a reactor approached 300\%; the Washington Public Power Supply System - known as "whoops" - walked away from three plants mid-construction, triggering the largest municipal bond default in U.S. history.

    EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed

  • All the talk about how picking the BP (whoops, that is supposed to be VP, but I'll let it stand because Palin is owned by big oil) being the first choice a candidate makes and shows thier leadership potential, that talk wasn't just about Obama, was it?

    Who Is Sarah Palin?

  • As for Mr Murray, when I raised the issue, there was no hint of a "whoops" or "Sorry, made a mistake, won't happen again".

    Once can be an error, but twice ? Oh Mr Murray what a lack of honesty

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