One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used as a friendly or humorous greeting.‘wotcha, Dunc—thanks for turning out’
- ‘It would go so easy right now to turn around and go ‘Wotcha Judy,’ while flashing his recognisable grin.’
- ‘I've liked her ever since she met Harry with that "Wotcha, Harry!"’
Late 19th century: corruption of what cheer?.
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 What 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.’
- 1.2 What 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.’
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