Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express apology or mild surprise.

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  • interjection Oops.
  • noun Plural form of whoop.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of whoop.

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Winin' Boy Blues

  • 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

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