oops

interjection

  • 1

    Used to show recognition of a mistake or minor accident, often as part of an apology.

    • grimacing face emoji
    • speak-no-evil monkey emoji
      • informal

Dialects

Emoji One Apple Twemoji Facebook Messenger Google
Emoji One's grimacing face emoji Apple's grimacing face emoji Twemoji's grimacing face emoji Facebook's grimacing face emoji Messenger's grimacing face emoji Google's grimacing face emoji
Emoji One's speak-no-evil monkey emoji Apple's speak-no-evil monkey emoji Twemoji's speak-no-evil monkey emoji Facebook's speak-no-evil monkey emoji Messenger's speak-no-evil monkey emoji Google's speak-no-evil monkey emoji

Origin

Natural exclamation: first recorded in English in the 1930s.

Pronunciation

  • oops /ʊps/
  • oops /uːps/