gotcha

noun got·cha \ ˈgä-chə \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of gotcha

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

Examples of gotcha in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of gotcha

alteration of got you


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Definition of gotcha for English Language Learners

  • : an unexpected problem or usually unpleasant surprise


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