What does gotcha mean?

Definitions for gotcha
ˈgɒtʃ əgotcha

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GCIDE

  1. gotcha(phr.)

    Got you; I got you; as, I gotcha!.

    Etymology: [phonetic transcription of colloquial speech.]

  2. gotcha(n.)

    A situation in which an error or indiscretion by one person is deliberately caused by another person -- a mild form of entrapment with malicious or humorous intent; as, he was furious to be the victim of a gotcha

    Etymology: [phonetic transcription of colloquial speech, from got you.]

  3. gotcha(n.)

    A situation or attribute which tends to cause one to make an error; as, one of the main gotchas in learning English is the frequency of non-phonetic spellings.

    Etymology: [phonetic transcription of colloquial speech, from got you.]

Freebase

  1. Gotcha

    In programming, a gotcha is a feature of a system, a program or a programming language that works in the way it is documented but is counter-intuitive and almost invites mistakes because it is both enticingly easy to invoke and completely unexpected and/or unreasonable in its outcome.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. gotcha

    A misfeature of a system, especially a programming language or environment, that tends to breed bugs or mistakes because it is both enticingly easy to invoke and completely unexpected and/or unreasonable in its outcome. For example, a classic gotcha in C is the fact that if (a=b) {code;} is syntactically valid and sometimes even correct. It puts the value of b into a and then executes code if a is non-zero. What the programmer probably meant was if (a==b) {code;}, which executes code if a and b are equal.

How to pronounce gotcha?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say gotcha in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gotcha in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gotcha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gotcha in a Sentence

  1. Diana DeGette:

    I have been on the oversight subcommittee hearings for 20 years, and I have seen chairmen come and go. I have told( members) we are not going to badgering witnesses. We are not going to be unreasonable in our documents requests, it is not going to be gotcha.

  2. Amy Jeffress:

    This is an example of a congressional committee trying to find a' gotcha moment' instead of legitimately investigating Justice Department policies and practices.

  3. Robert Bonner:

    Sadly what we're witnessing in Washington is gotcha politics in action.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    This is what's wrong, when the world doesn't focus on the things that are right, the things that matter, the things that impact real people's lives and instead you get caught up in silly gotcha game?

  5. Andrew Bates:

    'I hope you know what you're doing,' and 'I do,' is not a conversation. That's a failed 'gotcha' -- and if that's the best the most dishonest president in American history can do, it's even more clear why Joe Biden's annihilated him in over 70 polls.

Images & Illustrations of gotcha

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