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Oop (2)

verb; other word formation type Novel Creation
To be caught off guard (normally by something that is unfortunate yet funny).
 
“Oop” is an onomatopoeia based on a sound someone makes when surprised, similar to “oof” or “oops.” Although a person can technically “oop,” the main phrase in which it is used is “and I oop,” begging the question as to whether the word makes sense outside of that phrase. However, more recently “oop” has grown past the phrase, and people use the word alone in response to inconvenient, surprising, and awkward events. This suggests that “oop” is undergoing conversion into an exclamation.
Etymology : Created through accidental exclamation.
Source : “..I crashed in my backseat for a couple of hours— and I oop! I just hit my balls.” (Jasmine Masters, 10-28-2015)
Last modified: 9 December 2019


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