I understand what you've communicated
Friend A: Please don't do that again bro'

Friend G: Gotcha
by marytoons October 16, 2010
Comes from, "I 'got' you."
Which is an alternative for, "I understand you."
Or, "I will comply."
"Lock up when you leave."
Reply:
"Gotcha."
by John R. Carter, Sr. June 11, 2005
a reply of acknowledgement, a verbal abbreviation of "I got you", which is derived from "I got what you're saying".
me: "I'm staying in tonight."
her: "why? you not feeling well?"
me: "nope. I'm cuffed."
her: "gotcha. oh well don't worry about it. I got cash. I'll be there in 5, see you soon."
me: "sweet."
by hipster January 18, 2005
a slang version relaxed pronunciation of got you or I've got you, usually referring to an unexpected capture or discovery of another person.
You are stealing my drinks! Gotcha!
by Bendek January 5, 2012
Explicative shouted after screwing someone over big time, but the fact that you said "gotcha" makes it all OK.
Sue - "They towed my car! Unbelievable! I saw you put the money into the parking meter though"
Jack - "Actually I just pretended to put money in, I pocketed it instead"
Sue - "Jack! Thats a $90 fee! You idiot!"
Jack - "Gotcha!"
Sue - "Haha! Oh Jack..."
by Devin Hush November 10, 2007
A proverbial pitfall. Something that has negative consequences that are easily overlooked.
A common gotcha is forgetting to push in the fuel cutoff.
A common gotcha is to rely on the computer and not check its output.
by Hans A. November 16, 2015
An annoying or unfavorable feature of a product or item that has not been fully disclosed or is not obvious.
The new camera takes excellent photos, but one major gotcha is its slow processing time.
by Domenic D December 15, 2006