Gotcha is a term that is often used in sports. It is usually used to describe a moment when someone managed to catch someone else by surprise.

  • He got the gotcha when he caught the ball at the last second.

  • She got the gotcha when she caught him in the lie.

Definition of gotcha


A potential problem or source of trouble.


An instance of publicly tricking someone or exposing them to ridicule, especially by means of an elaborate deception.


An instance of accomplishing a tricky idea or overcoming a difficult obstacle.


A feature of a system or a program that works in the way it is documented but is counter-intuitive and almost invites mistake or non-function.

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