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gotcha

[ goch-uh ]
/ ˈgɒtʃ ə /
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interjection

Informal. got you (used to indicate comprehension, to exultingly point out a blunder, etc.).

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Origin of gotcha

A phonetic spelling representing the pronunciation of got you in continuous rapid speech
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