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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
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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
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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. January 18, 2008
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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
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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 04, 2012
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The perfect word to kill a conversation you don't feel like having. When texted, it's effects are similar to a singular "haha," "nice," and "cool."
Boy: Hey, Candice, how's it going?
Girl: Good.
Boy: A bunch of us are going to the movies later if you want to come with.
Girl: I have a lot of stuff to do. I'll let you know tho.
Boy: Ok! We're going to see Star Wars. It's sold out but my friend has tickets.
Girl: Gotcha.
by BillStone September 13, 2017
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