[goch-uh] /ˈgɒtʃ ə/
Pronunciation Spelling. got you (used to indicate comprehension, to exultingly point out a blunder, etc.).
by 1913, colloquial pronunciation of “(I have) got you.”
Got you; caught you: a gotcha campaign
[fr got you]
A misfeature of a system, especially a programming language or environment, that tends to breed bugs or mistakes because it 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.
- Gotcha lizard
/ˈɡɒtʃə/ noun 1. (Austral) another name for crocodile
noun The prank of pulling the underwear upward from behind by the waistband; wedgie (1980s+ Canadian children)
noun an emergency team of investigators sent in when there is an accident or attack
[yœ-tuh-bawr-yuh] /ˌyœ təˈbɔr yə/ noun 1. a seaport in SW Sweden, on the Kattegat. /Swedish jœtəˈbɔrj/ noun 1. a port in SW Sweden, at the mouth of the Göta River: the largest port and second largest city in the country; developed through the Swedish East India Company and grew through Napoleon’s continental blockade and with […]