noun \ˈgä-chə\

: an unexpected problem or usually unpleasant surprise

Full Definition of GOTCHA

:  an unexpected usually disconcerting challenge, revelation, or catch; also :  an attempt to embarrass, expose, or disgrace someone (as a politician) with a gotcha

Examples of GOTCHA

  1. The program has a few gotchas in store for unsuspecting computer users.
  2. <the gotcha in the low monthly rate quoted by the cable company is that it is a teaser and good for only six months>

Origin of GOTCHA

alteration of got you
First Known Use: 1974

Rhymes with GOTCHA


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