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Oop

clipping; interjection
an exclamation typically made following an something insulting, inappropriate, or offensive. Occasionally, it takes on the meaning of accident or apology.
 
The dropping of the 's' could indicate the change in meaning from 'accidental' to 'insulting.' The shortened sound connotes harshness.
Etymology : clipping of "oops" to "oop."
Source : (Mariah Carey tweet, 12-23-10)
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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