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Definition of gotcha exclamation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

gotcha

 exclamation
exclamation
NAmE//ˈɡɑtʃə//
 
(non-standard)
 
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the written form of the way some people pronounce “I've got you,” which is not considered to be correct “Gotcha!” I yelled as I grabbed him by the arm. (= used when you have caught someone, or have beaten them at something) “Don't let go.” “Yeah, gotcha.” (= Yes, I understand.) You should not write this form unless you are copying somebody's speech.