One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to show recognition of a mistake or minor accident.‘he ended up going to the wrong place, whoopsie!’
1A minor mistake or accident.‘she dismissed it as a little whoopsie’
- 1.1British Used euphemistically to refer to a piece of excrement.‘the dog's done a whoopsie on the carpet again’
- 1.1British Used euphemistically to refer to a piece of excrement.
1960s: perhaps shortened from whoops or perhaps from whoops + -y; compare with oopsie.
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