betcha

bet·cha \ ˈbe-chə \

Definition of betcha

informal
used to represent the sound of the phrase bet you when it is spoken quickly
  • And I betcha you've got at least three or four hundred dollars' worth of clothes on your back, and you still look downright haggardly.
  • —Terry McMillanWaiting to Exhale1992
  • People stand up to look at the time so's they know whether they're early or late for work. I betcha a million people look at that clock every day …
  • —Betty SmithA Tree Grows in Brooklyn1943
used especially in the phrase you betcha as an enthusiastic way of saying “yes”
  • Some say I repress my anger, and I reply, You betcha.
  • —Michael PerryBackpackerJune 2003
  • “You guys okay?” I ask, much like a babysitter. “You betcha,” Lyle says.
  • —John Grisham, “Quiet Haven” in Ford County: Stories2009

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