gotta etymology

English word gotta comes from English to, English got to ((UK). (informal) have to; must.)

Detailed word origin of gotta

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
to English (eng) A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.. As above, with the verb implied. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.. (arithmetic) Used to indicate ratios; in informal use the ratios are not reduced to smallest terms.. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.. (obsolete, ) [...]
got to English (eng) (UK). (informal) have to; must.
gotta English (eng)

Words with the same origin as gotta

Descendants of to
gonna gun oughta wanna