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bet you; I will bet you

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  • An' furthermore I'll betcha a can of peaches or a apple pie for each one of this gang, all 'round, that you can't prove it.

  • And you betcha life I hang onto this, creditors or no creditors, and Pawling to the contrary!

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Another of the trio then said: betcha theyd be glad of compny.

    Polly in New York Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • I betcha I got more den dat big square down dere to de courthouse full of em.

  • "I betcha I'm looking right at two or three of those devils and not seeing them," he grumbled.

    The Next Time We Die Robert Moore Williams
Word Origin and History for betcha

representing casual pronunciation of bet you, attested by 1904.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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verb phrase

Bet you: I'll betcha I can jump higher (1922+)

you ain't seen nothing yet


What follows is much better than what you have had before: put her mouth lightly against mine and said ''You ain't seen nothing yet''

[1920s+; this was a catch-line of the singer and comedian Al Jolson, and the first words in his 1927 movie The Jazz Singer]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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