Definition of Gotta

1. Contraction. (informal) must; need to; be required to ¹

2. Contraction. (informal) have a; have got a ¹

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Definition of Gotta

1. got to [coll]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gotta

gothing up
goths up
gotta (current term)
gotten dressed
gotten drunk
gotten high
gotten it
gotten laid
gotten off on
gotten on
gotten out
gotten over
gotten the axe
gotten to
gotten up

Literary usage of Gotta

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sacred Books of the Buddhists by Friedrich Max Müller, Thomas William Rhys Davids, Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids (1899)
"and everybody, not a Buddhist, addresses the Buddha by his gotta name, as Gotama. ... one may conclude that these also are probably gotta names. ..."

2. The Illustrated Magazine of Art (1854)
"gotta stood motionless while the old man was speaking, and when he had done, after a short pause said softly, " Trust in '.tod: I know he'll not desert you. ..."

3. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1875)
"En 1508, on publie à Rome une belle édition de Ptolémée (rédigée par Bénévent et gotta de Vérone, imprimée par ..."

4. Alabama's Own in France by William Henry Amerine (1919)
"HOMESICKNESS gotta be a soldier. gotta stick t' biz— gotta keep on marchin' while th' marchin' ... gotta answer reveille. gotta stand retreat ; gotta be KP ..."

5. Landscape Gardening by Andrew Jackson Downing (1921)
"MODERN VASE IN TERRA gotta placed in distant parts of the grounds, should a favorite walk terminate there. When we meet daily in our walks for a number of ..."

6. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Giuseppe, da barber, he gotta da cash, He gotta da clo'es an' da bigga ... I gotta! BETWEEN TWO LOVES I gotta lov' for Angela, I lov' Carlotta, too. ..."

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