Main meanings of wotcha in English

: wotcha1wotcha2

wotcha1

(also wotcher)

Pronunciation /?w?t??/

exclamation

informal British
  • Used as a friendly or humorous greeting.

    • ‘wotcha, Dunc—thanks for turning out’
    • ‘I've liked her ever since she met Harry with that "Wotcha, Harry!"’
    • ‘It would go so easy right now to turn around and go ‘Wotcha Judy,’ while flashing his recognisable grin.’

Origin

Late 19th century corruption of what cheer?.

Main meanings of wotcha in English

: wotcha1wotcha2

wotcha2

(also watcha)

Pronunciation /?w?t??/

contraction

  • 1informal What are you …

    • ‘hey, wotcha gonna do?’
    • ‘Hahaha, watcha gonna do now dat the girl's hurt?’
    • ‘Hey boo, wotcha doing standing outside in the cold like that.’
    • ‘The nurse blew a bubble at me, ‘Then watcha up here for?’’
    • ‘Well, watcha going to do between now and sundown?’
    1. 1.1What have you …
      • ‘wotcha got this hammer for then?’
      • ‘"Watcha got there, Babe," I say and she laughs.’
      • ‘"Hey Light, watcha found out about this whole Kagato thing?" Ryuk asked.’
    2. 1.2What do you …
      • ‘wotcha want to make a mess like that for?’
      • ‘Tell me watcha want, watcha really really want.’
      • ‘My heart will pump medechlorians, either way, watcha want me to say.’

Origin

1920s contraction.