betcha

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bet·cha \ˈbe-chə\

Definition of betcha

informal

  1. —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 McMillan, Waiting to Exhale, 1992 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 Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943 ; 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 Perry, Backpacker, June 2003 “You guys okay?” I ask, much like a babysitter. “You betcha,” Lyle says. — John Grisham, “Quiet Haven” in Ford County: Stories, 2009

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