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 somebody, 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. More Like This Contractions in non-standard language ‘nother, ain’t, doncha, dunno, ‘em, gonna, gotcha, gotta, innit, wanna, ya, yerSee worksheet. Word Origin 1930s: representing a pronunciation.