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gotta

[got-uh]
Pronunciation Spelling.
  1. got to; have got to.
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Usage note

See get.
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British Dictionary definitions for gotta

gotta

verb, contraction of slang
  1. got to
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Word Origin and History for gotta

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

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