Main definitions of wotcha in English

: wotcha1wotcha2

wotcha1

(also wotcher)

exclamation

British
informal
  • 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?.

Pronunciation:

wotcha

/ˈwɒtʃə/

Main definitions of wotcha in English

: wotcha1wotcha2

wotcha2

(also watcha)

contraction

informal
  • 1What are you …

    ‘hey, wotcha gonna do?’
    • ‘Well, watcha going to do between now and sundown?’
    • ‘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?’’
    1. 1.1What have you …
      ‘wotcha got this hammer for then?’
      • ‘"Hey Light, watcha found out about this whole Kagato thing?" Ryuk asked.’
      • ‘"Watcha got there, Babe," I say and she laughs.’
    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.

Pronunciation:

wotcha

/ˈwɒtʃə/