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bet you; I will bet you

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  • And you betcha life I hang onto this, creditors or no creditors, and Pawling to the contrary!

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Another of the trio then said: betcha theyd be glad of compny.

    Polly in New York Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • An' furthermore I'll betcha a can of peaches or a apple pie for each one of this gang, all 'round, that you can't prove it.

  • I betcha I got more den dat big square down dere to de courthouse full of em.

  • "I betcha I'm looking right at two or three of those devils and not seeing them," he grumbled.

    The Next Time We Die Robert Moore Williams
Word Origin and History for betcha

representing casual pronunciation of bet you, attested by 1904.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for betcha


verb phrase

Bet you: I'll betcha I can jump higher (1922+)

you bet


Yes; certainly; surely; bet your boots

[1857+; betcha form fr you bet you or you bet your life]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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