gotcha
noun Etymology: alteration of got you Date: 1974 an unexpected usually disconcerting challenge, revelation, or catch; also an attempt to embarrass, expose, or disgrace someone (as a politician) with a gotcha

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gotcha — is a relaxed pronunciation of I got you or I ve got you usually referring to an unexpected capture or discovery. Gotcha may also refer to: * Gotcha (programming), an unexpected or unintuitive, but documented, behavior in a computer system (as… …   Wikipedia

  • Gotcha! — Аркадный автомат Gotcha! Разработчик Atari inc. Издатель …   Википедия

  • Gotcha — (Kurzform vom englischen Got you! „Erwischt!“) ist: ein anderer Name des Teamspiels Paintball, meist auch als Unterkategorie der Name eines Filmes, siehe Gotcha! – Ein irrer Trip der Name eines Arcade Spiels, siehe Atari Gotcha der Name eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gotcha — by 1913, colloquial pronunciation of (I have) got you …   Etymology dictionary

  • gotcha — (I got you) I caught you, I tricked you (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gotcha — [gät′chə] interj. [phonetic sp. of informal or dial. pronun. of got you] used to signify: a) that one has caught, captured, or gained power over someone or something b) that one understands what someone has just said …   English World dictionary

  • Gotcha! — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Gotcha! – Ein irrer Trip Originaltitel Gotcha! P …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gotcha — [“gatS] 1. tv. I got you!; I’ve caught you! (Usually Gotcha!) □ I gotcha, and you can’t get away. □ Ha, ha! Gotcha! ome here, you little dickens. 2. n. an arrest. (Underworld.) □ The cop reached out, grasped Bruno’s shoulder, and mad …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Gotcha — Paintball * * * Gọt|cha 〈a. engl. [gɔ̣tʃə] n. 15; unz.〉 sportlich ausgetragener, simulierter bewaffneter Nahkampf mit Handfeuerwaffen, bei dem Einzelpersonen od. Gruppen mit Farbmunition auf Angehörige des jeweils gegnerischen Teams schießen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • gotcha — [[t]gɒ̱tʃə[/t]] INTERJ Gotcha is used in written English to represent the words got you when they are pronounced informally. He gotcha, Helen. Give the boy credit. ... Gotcha, didn t I? …   English dictionary

  • Gotcha — Jeu des assassins Pour les articles homonymes, voir assassin. Cet article fait partie de la série …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”