Definition of upsy-daisy exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʊpsi deɪzi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʊpsi deɪzi//
; BrE BrE//ˈʌpsi deɪzi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpsi deɪzi//
(also ups-a-daisy, oops-a-daisy)
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said when you have made a mistake, dropped something, fallen down, etc. or when somebody else has Word Originmid 19th cent.: alteration of earlier up-a-daisy; compare with lackadaisical.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: upsy-daisy