Meaning of “gotcha” in the English Dictionary

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"gotcha" in American English

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gotchaexclamation

us /ˈɡɑtʃ·ə/ not standard

(spelled the way it is often spoken) got you:

"Gotcha (= caught you), you little thief!" she cried, as I tried to snatch a cookie from the table.

Gotcha also means I understand what you are trying to say:

"So be sure you get here by three." "Gotcha."

(Definition of “gotcha” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)