gotta

[ got-uh ]
/ ˈgɒt ə /

Pronunciation Spelling.

got to; have got to.

Usage note

See get.
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British Dictionary definitions for gotta

gotta

/ (ˈɡɒtə) /

verb, contraction of slang

got to
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Word Origin and History for gotta

gotta


attempt to represent the casual pronunciation of got to, attested from 1885.

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