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Definition of oops exclamation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ups//
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  1. 1used when someone has almost had an accident, broken something, etc. Oops! I almost spilled the wine.
  2. 2used when you have done something embarrassing, said something rude by accident, told a secret, etc. Oops, I shouldn't have said that.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: oops