Definition of catch question in English:

catch question

Translate catch question into Spanish

noun

  • A question that is intended to catch a person out, typically one to which there is no correct answer, or which leads the respondent to give an incorrect answer or to reveal incriminating information; a deceptive or trick question.

Pronunciation

catch question

/ˈkatʃ ˌkwɛstʃ(ə)n/ /ˈkatʃ ˌkwɛstjən/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle. From catch + question.