ˈhāt-ˌwäch How to pronounce hate-watch (audio)
hate-watched; hate-watching

transitive verb

: to watch and take pleasure in laughing at or criticizing (a disliked television show, movie, etc.)
The creative leap of The Leftovers' sophomore season fully made up for the creative nadir of True Detective's second year (though maybe not the ratings), and at least we were able to hate-watch the latter, right?Cory Barker

Examples of hate-watch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And some will surely hate-watch the coronation, turning their contempt onto any number of easy targets parading before them, from the flaunted excess and the outrageous expenses to the notion of the monarchy in general. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2023 Now, hate-watching terrible movies and commenting with biting commentary is everywhere—on TV and definitely on Twitter and YouTube. Bryan Lufkin, Popular Mechanics, 14 Apr. 2017 Their problems are much bigger than vengeful Patriots fans who no can longer even bring themselves to hate-watch them. Luke Kerr-Dineen, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

2008, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hate-watch was in 2008

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“Hate-watch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hate-watch. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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