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I sing 'All Apologies' with my own lyrics. People want to sing along, but then, oops, they realize it's a different story.
Nina Hagen

Meaning of "oops" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OOPS

oops  [ʊps] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OOPS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oops is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES OOPS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of oops in the English dictionary

The definition of oops in the dictionary is an exclamation of surprise or of apology as when someone drops something or makes a mistake.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OOPS

oont
oophorectomies
oophorectomise
oophorectomize
oophorectomy
oophoritic
oophoritis
oophoron
oophyte
oophytic
oorali
oorial
oorie
Oort
Oort cloud
oose
oosperm
oosphere
oospore
oosporic

WORDS THAT END LIKE OOPS

chops
combat troops
cyclops
drops
eye drops
flops
high tops
hops
hydrops
pops
props
psyops
pull out all the stops
root crops
stops
tops
triceratops
troops
whoops
woops

Synonyms and antonyms of oops in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oops» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OOPS

Find out the translation of oops to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oops from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oops» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

哎呀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ups
570 millions of speakers

English

oops
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उफ़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عفوا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

упс
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oops
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওহো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oops
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oops
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hoppla
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

おっと!
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죄송합니다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oops
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oops
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அச்சச்சோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अरेरे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oops
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ups
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

упс
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oops
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oops
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oops
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oops
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oops
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oops

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OOPS»

The term «oops» is very widely used and occupies the 7.193 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OOPS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «oops» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «oops» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oops

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QUOTES WITH «OOPS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oops.
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Nina Hagen
I sing 'All Apologies' with my own lyrics. People want to sing along, but then, oops, they realize it's a different story.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OOPS»

Discover the use of oops in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oops and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Beautiful Oops!
Demonstrates the many ways that torn, crinkled, and smudged bits of paper can be transformed into various shapes and images.
Barney Saltzberg, 2010
2
Oops!
Preston Pig is walking through the woods to take his granny a basket of food.
Colin McNaughton, 1996
3
Oops!
A collection of humorous poems for children.
Alan Katz, 2008
4
A Grammar Book for You and I-- Oops, Me!: All the Grammar ...
Correct English usage as it's never been taught before: lucidly, memorably, and humorously -- for all ages.
C. Edward Good, 2002
5
Oops
Oops! One morning, while a pig family was sitting down to breakfast, a little milk spills to the floor.
Arthur Geisert, 2006
6
Oops!
Acquiring a sexy novice P.I. associate along the way, veteran sleuth Alo Nudger is investigating the not-so-mysterious death of Betty Almer when his client, Mr. Almer, unexpectedly dies in a suspicious house fire
John Lutz, 1998
7
Oops!
As a family scrambles to get from their Paris home to the airport to begin their vacation, a series of events, triggered by a bar of soap, places some very unusual roadblocks in their way.
Jean-Luc Fromental, Joélle Jolivet, 2010
8
OOPS!
Look! Here we are running. Here we are hopping, and here we are sliding. Oops!
Jillian Powell, 2013
9
Oops!
David speaks new words as he goes through his day.
‎2005
10
Oops!: the manners guide for girls
An introduction to socially acceptable conduct in all sorts of situations.
Nancy Holyoke, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OOPS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oops is used in the context of the following news items.
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Oops: Google trees to impoverish Goggle Vice
Google Voice needs to grow up a little. The phone service debuted in 2009 and reminds me of other languishing services like Google Keep ... «Computerworld, Jul 15»
2
Oops: Sam Brownback uses wrong figures for Kansas teachers …
In another blow to his credibility, Gov. Sam Brownback at a press conference on Friday used wrong information to make his case that Kansas ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
3
OOPS! Hilarious viral video spoofed major news, FOOLED big-name …
OOPS! Hilarious viral video spoofed major news, FOOLED big-name news outlets. July 24, 2015 | Nicole Haas | 0 Comments. Plus 0. Email. vid 1. Having a ... «BizPac Review, Jul 15»
4
Time Will Tell 7/26/15: Oops! The flip side
Gypsy's Two Cents: I think my Dad gets annoyed when customers come in and say, “nice article but, WHERE'S GYPSY?” Oh well, he will just ... «Citrus County Chronicle, Jul 15»
5
Oops! I got the wrong man killed
Columbia: A US woman was sentenced to life in prison after she hired a teen to kill a man, and he killed the wrong man by mistake. A judge ... «Sakshi Post, Jul 15»
6
Oops! 10 Freak Off-The-Field Injuries In New York Sports
In light of Jason Pierre-Paul's freak fireworks injury, we've given a lot of thought to some of the strangest off-field injuries suffered by New York ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
7
Oops! 99-year-old woman told she is pregnant by NHS
Doris, who has seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, was tickled pink when she received a letter asking her to attend a maternity ... «Closer, Jul 15»
8
Oops! Speeding sign 'pointing wrong way'
It has taken months of planning, created an endless stream of emails and paperwork and was warmly welcomed by residents. However, there ... «Horncastle News, Jul 15»
9
Oops! Virat makes Anushka feel awkward on the red carpet
Anuskha Sharma, who was recently spotted with her beau Virat Kholi at the Vogue Beauty Beauty Awards, had a little awkward moment on the ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
10
OOPS…NOVA 96.9 gives away $100000 after only four days
OOPS…NOVA 96.9 gives away $100,000 after only four days. Friday 24 July, 2015. On Thursday afternoon at 3:30pm Sydney's $100,000 Secret Sound went off. «Radioinfo, Jul 15»

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