what does "gotta" means?

gonna and wanna means going to, and want to...and used itn present tense..but gotta? when and how is it used? is it in past tense? and what does "betcha by golly wow" of prince mean???

26 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It means "got to". "Got to" itself is a replacement for "have to". The usage of the word "got" used to be unacceptable, but not anymore. This degradation of our societies language is just one more example of how much our nation is crumbling.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "gotta"--have to/need to. You gotta get to work if you want to get a paycheck.

    "betcha by golly wow"--This was a refrain in a Motown song originally sung by The Stylistics, a very good song. It was very popular and was a big, big hit for them. Prince apparently has sung it also, as have other artists.

    The phrase itself is just a "nonsense", made up tag or hook to make the song distinctive and memorable--it really worked in people's hearts and imaginations and it's been used ever since (sometimes) to describe other exciting, blissful experiences in their lives.

    Check out the 1st link below. It has the printed lyrics and will play the melody for you. Put it in your web "address" bar, NOT into Google.

    The second link is in Wikipedia and gives a detailed history of the song and its various singers. You can get there through either Google or your browser.

    Listening to the song play just now brought back warm memories of when the Stylistics did it.


  • ZEE
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    "gotta" is in the future tense. It means "Have to" or "Need to" (hafta & needta ;))

    And "betcha by golly wow" is just a goofy way of showing excitement or strong agreement.


    "I betcha by golly, wow! That party's goNNa be the BOMB!!!!We gOttA be there!!!"

  • Zeera
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Isn't "betcha by golly, wow" in a Smokey Robinson & the Miracles song?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well now we're getting gottin going to break down into some bidness Abdull- as well we know u rule and the should be no arguement at that although u neednt cross dress unneccessarily or smash them fine roved testikles nor should ur panteez ever be such in the uprore-

    hence i love ur epentuior and further apt i am to be adorened by your shalappettistics, i gotta say that if you have it to begoten i betcha aint in the dictionary but i'l swear if youve got it -Good, keep it, if you dont got it - better get it! UR NEW TO BE GOOOD, BUT UR NEWER TO BE YOU!

    Source(s): can u let me sing at ur party?
  • 1 decade ago

    Gotta means that it is a "must". Imperative.

    It is usually indicative of the present or future.

    Betcha by golly wow, is the title of a very nice song.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    got to, need to, have to.. i gotta go, bye ;) betcha by golly wow means yes in a very silly YES kind of way

  • 1 decade ago

    "Gotta" means "got to." I don't know what "betcha by golly wow" means, tho.

    Hope this helped.

  • SD
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    got to....slang for have to...i have to go to the store. i gotta go to the store.

    i haven't ever used "betcha by golly wow" but i am sure someone has and i betcha they answer ya soon!

    happy new years. :) SD

  • Pamela
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    What a wonderful question. Religion is, of course, the form that one's worship takes. Thus there are thousands of forms. Religion includes a system of religious beliefs and practices. The object of the religion may be false gods or the true God. Hence, there is false religion and there is true. Religion can get very fancy or remain simple. In the former case, such as it is today. In the latter case, such as it was in the Garden of Eden. What then is worship to me? How do I worship? To worship means to obey. And to obey means to worship. The two are intimately connected; indeed, they are coterminous and cannot be separated. Specifically, to obey the Sovereign Lord God Jehovah of Armies is to worship Him. I do my imperfect best in this regard. I fall on my face and get back up to try and try again. In the Garden of Eden, so long as they obeyed Jehovah, Adam and Eve were worshiping him. No temple, no Mosaic Law, no meetings. Simply leave the tree of the knowledge of good and bad alone. Simple. The minute they disobeyed, they stopped worshiping Jehovah. Same with the nation of Israel. The minute they attempted to practice a syncretistic religion they stopped worshiping Jehovah. The minute they made the golden calf, they stopped. And on and on. To worship is to obey. To obey is to worship. Hannah J Paul

  • 1 decade ago

    gotta means Got To.

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