Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Probably from oops

whoops

interjection
     
whoops
1 said when someone has fallen, dropped something, or made a small mistake:
Whoops! I nearly dropped it.
2

whoops-a-daisy

said when someone, usually a child, falls down

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary