Simple Definition of gotcha
: 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
The program has a few gotchas in store for unsuspecting computer users.
<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
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